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03/10/2006 12:01:00 Teddy Roosevelt – the “trust buster” Conservation o Newlands Reclamation Act Federal funds from public lands pay for irrigation and land  development o Gifford Pinchot as head of Forest Service Regulations controlling lumber Roosevelt adds 100+ million acres to protect national forest 5 new parks, 50 federal wildlife reserves Square Deal – to every man, no less, no more o Vague idea of treating everyone fairly Taft Reforms o Busts 4x as many trusts as Roosevelt o Established Children’s Bureau o Increased power of ICC (?? Commerce Commission) o Bureau of Mines Run-in with Progressive Republicans o personality avoid conflict; didn’t like politics or limelight o Payne-Aldrich Tariff Compromised; didn’t unseat Speaker Ending bill lowered some, raised others o Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy Ballinger as Secretary of Interior
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