Progressive Presidents

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Unformatted text preview: Progressive Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson 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 Teddy Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt 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. 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 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 Roosevelt and Foreign Policy •...
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Mr.beckler during the Spring '11 term at Alabama State University.

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