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8.4 Roosevelt’s Square Deal. Objectives. Discuss Roosevelt’s ideas on the role of government Analyze how Roosevelt changed the government’s role in the economy Explain the impact of Roosevelt’s actions on natural resources Compare and contrast Taft’s policies with Roosevelt’s.

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Objectives
Objectives

  • Discuss Roosevelt’s ideas on the role of government

  • Analyze how Roosevelt changed the government’s role in the economy

  • Explain the impact of Roosevelt’s actions on natural resources

  • Compare and contrast Taft’s policies with Roosevelt’s


Theodore roosevelt tr
Theodore Roosevelt (TR)

  • 1901-becomes president

  • Harvard grad

  • Loved the wilderness

  • NY-fought corruption

  • Rough Riders

  • VP for McKinley

  • Square Deal


Trustbusting and regulating industry
Trustbusting and Regulating Industry

  • 1902 coal strike-TR helped the workers

  • Hepburn Act-gave gov. authority to set and limit shipping costs

  • Enforces Sherman Antitrust act

  • Regulate food and drug industries

    • Meat Inspection Act

    • Pure Food and Drug


Government manages environment
Government Manages Environment

  • Preserved national forests

    • Gifford Pinchot: preserve forests to make homes from lumber

  • Water

    • National Reclamation Act


Roosevelt and taft
Roosevelt and Taft

  • Helped Taft win presidency

    • Expected him to keep on with policies

  • Taft’s own course

    • Passed many different acts that overturned TR’s policies

    • TR proposed New Nationalism


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