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Unformatted text preview: o Became president under unusual circumstances TR • Loose understanding of Constitution • Energetic • Visited Panama Canal • Harvard (boxing and wrestling team) • Outdoors man WW • 1 st president to address Congress in person since Thomas Jefferson • Went to Europe for the Peace Conference • Princeton and later president • John’s Hopkins PhD (one of few presidents with doctorate) • New Style & Substance o Presidency as Pulpit o Activist Role o Background Similarities ^^^^^ See above ^^^^^ o Parallels: Antitrust, Regulatory Policies o Parallels: Labor Policies o Contrasts: Policies on Race o Semi-Contrast: Conservation o (Foreign Policy: later) • Taft: Progressive Continuity or Conservative Throwback? o Style 300 lb weakling, golf vs. boxing o Substance Trust busting Pinchot-Ballinger Affair...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '08