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10.10.07 - • Federal Trade Commission(1914 Progressives...

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Progressive Politics Roosevelt’s Progressive Politics Regulating big business o Anthracite coal strike (1902) o Northern Securities vs. US (1904) o Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act (1906) Conservation o Newlands Reclamation Act (1902) Set aside funds to rehabilitate lands o U.S. Forest Service (1905) Proposing a “Square Deal” Taft and the Republican Rift Taft defeats Bryan in 1908 election Progressive o Eight-hour workday, mine safety legislation, graduated income tax Conservative o Supported Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909, fired Gifford Pinchot Election of 1912 Roosevelt and “new nationalism” Taft wins republican nomination Wilson wins democratic nomination Debs runs on sociality party ticket Wilson and “new freedom” Underwood Act (1913) Federal Reserve Act (1913) Clayton Antitrust Act (1914)
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Unformatted text preview: • Federal Trade Commission (1914) Progressives and the Modern State • Response to economic, social and political dislocations • Promoted active government to tame industrial capitalism • Executive branch emerges as a stronger political force • Initiated reforms to impose order on society and prevent social revolution The Great War: Progressivism and Diplomacy Onto the World Stage: Progressive Diplomacy • “Big Stick” Diplomacy o Roosevelt asserts U.S. should seek to impose order throughout the globe • Dollar diplomacy o Roosevelt and Taft use diplomacy to favor U.S. business and U.S. business to diplomacy Applications of progressive diplomacy • Contests over the isthmus of Panama • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904) • Wilson and Mexico...
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