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Modern Progressives Woodrow Wilson. Background. Son of a minister Held a Doctorate Degree Former President of Princeton Governor of New Jersey Smart and moral. Election of 1912. William Howard Taft was the Republican President Failed to follow TR’s progressive lead

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Modern progressives woodrow wilson

Modern ProgressivesWoodrow Wilson


Background

Background

  • Son of a minister

  • Held a Doctorate Degree

  • Former President of Princeton

  • Governor of New Jersey

  • Smart and moral


Election of 1912

Election of 1912

  • William Howard Taft was the Republican President

    • Failed to follow TR’s progressive lead

  • TR was upset ran as a 3rd party

    • Bull Moose Party (Progressive)

    • Shot during the campaign

  • Woodrow Wilson- unknown Democrat

  • Eugene Debs- Socialist Party

    • Collective Ownership (Appealed to the poor)

  • Wilson wins, Pres. Taft comes in 3rd


Wilson s new freedom plan

Wilson’s New Freedom Plan

  • Wilson carried TR’s Progressive Agenda

  • New Freedom Plan

    • Reduce Tariffs

    • Reform Banks

      • Federal Reserve System (Stability)

    • Regulate Trusts

      • Improved Sherman AA with Clayton AA

    • Protect the Worker

      • Required injury compensation

      • Child Labor laws

  • Wilson was hailed as a TR Progressive= Popular


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