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Unformatted text preview: • Taming urban areas: machines and immigrants • City commissions and city managers State Politics • Weakening the power of the political parties o Initiative o Referendum o Recall • Reducing the size of the electorate • Robert. M. LaFollette o Model of a progressive politician o Made Wisconsin a laboratory of progressivism o Emphasis on reform rather than party loyalty National Progressivism • Theodore Roosevelt: Presidential Activist o Unexpected assumes office in 1901 o Works to expand the power of the executive branch o Sees himself as partner of big business 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)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 104B taught by Professor Nolan during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton.
- Fall '07