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Progressive Presidents - Progressive Presidents Roosevelt...

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Progressive Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson
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Theodore Roosevelt V.P. to McKinley; becomes president in 1901; elected in his own right in 1904 Governor of N.Y.; NYC Police Commissioner, Under-Sec of Navy; Rough Rider 42 years old, wealthy family
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Teddy Roosevelt
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Teddy Roosevelt
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Platform Economic growth Respond to environmental fears Improved labor relations Increase American prestige abroad and America’s role in the world Importance of the individual and individual initiative.
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Roosevelt Administration Federal government sued private companies 43 times using Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1902 Coal Strike- 50,000 workers struck for higher wages and shorter work day; upon threat of federal government to nationalize, strike settled and workers won 9-Hr. day and 10% wage increase
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Roosevelt Adminstration Hepburn Act, 1906 –enforced ICC action against railroad industry- set rates and prevented discriminatory practices Food and Drug Act, 1905 Roosevelt arbitrates Sino-Japanese war and wins Nobel Prize with theory of equilibrium Using Executive Powers of the President, Roosevelt sets aside 100 million acres for national parks
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Roosevelt and Foreign Policy
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