Progressive Presidents T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson

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Progressive Presidents T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson. Created by Aaron Yonke Bay Port High School Green Bay, WI. Teddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909. Teddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909. Was VP when President William McKinley was assassinated 1901 Known as the “Trustbuster” - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Progressive Presidents T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson

Progressive PresidentsT. Roosevelt, Taft, WilsonCreated by Aaron Yonke

Bay Port High School Green Bay, WITeddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909

Teddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909Was VP when President William McKinley was assassinated 1901Known as the TrustbusterEnforced Sherman Anti-Trust ActTook on Northern Securities Company (RR) 1904Also took on Oil, Tobacco, and beef trustsRoosevelt and TrustsBelieved in good trusts and bad trusts(Good) company did not take advantage of monopoly, overall helped the USA(Bad) company took advantage of their monopoly, overall hurt the USA

Roosevelt and Labor1902 100k coal miners went on strike in PAWanted shorter work day, better pay, and right to be represented by their unionOwners refused to meet demands of workersTR upset w/owners, threatened use of army if they did not negotiate, owners finally agreed to talkTR departed from past where govt. aided big businessRoosevelts Square DealDomestic plan was known as square dealFair and equal treatment for allGovt. regulation of business (opposite of laissez-faire approach)ExamplesMeat Inspection Act, Pure Food & Drug Act (1906)Roosevelt and ConservationKnown as 1st environmental presidentCreated National Forest Service 1905Preserve Americas natural resources for future

William Howard Taft (R) 1909-1913

William Howard Taft (R) 1909-1913Hand picked to be successor to TRWon more antitrust cases in 4 years than TR did in 7 yearsFavored safety standards for mines and RRsSupported 16th amendment 1913 (income tax)Election of 1912

Woodrow Wilson (D) 1913-1921

Woodrow Wilson (D) 1913-1921Domestic policy was called New FreedomLowed tariffs on foreign exportsCreated Federal Reserve system to regulate bankingCreated Federal Trade CommissionClayton Anti-trust act 1914 strengthened Sherman Anti-trust Act19th amendment 1920 (women's suffrage)