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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”

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progressive presidents t roosevelt taft wilson

Progressive PresidentsT. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson

Created by Aaron Yonke

Bay Port High School Green Bay, WI

teddy roosevelt r 1901 19091
Teddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909
  • Was VP when President William McKinley was assassinated 1901
  • Known as the “Trustbuster”
    • Enforced Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    • Took on Northern Securities Company (RR) 1904
    • Also took on Oil, Tobacco, and beef trusts
roosevelt and trusts
Roosevelt and Trusts
  • Believed 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 labor
Roosevelt and Labor
  • 1902 100k coal miners went on strike in PA
    • Wanted shorter work day, better pay, and right to be represented by their union
    • Owners refused to meet demands of workers
    • TR upset w/owners, threatened use of army if they did not negotiate, owners finally agreed to talk
  • TR departed from past where govt. aided big business
roosevelt s square deal
Roosevelt’s “Square Deal”
  • Domestic plan was known as square deal
    • Fair and equal treatment for all
    • Govt. regulation of business (opposite of laissez-faire approach)
  • Examples
    • Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food & Drug Act (1906)
roosevelt and conservation
Roosevelt and Conservation
  • Known as 1st environmental president
  • Created National Forest Service 1905
  • Preserve America’s natural resources for future
william howard taft r 1909 19131
William Howard Taft (R) 1909-1913
  • Hand picked to be successor to TR
  • Won more antitrust cases in 4 years than TR did in 7 years
  • Favored safety standards for mines and RR’s
  • Supported 16th amendment 1913 (income tax)
woodrow wilson d 1913 19211
Woodrow Wilson (D) 1913-1921
  • Domestic policy was called “New Freedom”
    • Lowed tariffs on foreign exports
    • Created Federal Reserve system to regulate banking
    • Created Federal Trade Commission
    • Clayton Anti-trust act 1914 strengthened Sherman Anti-trust Act
    • 19th amendment 1920 (women\'s suffrage)
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