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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 1909

Teddy Roosevelt (R) 1901-1909


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 1913

William Howard Taft (R) 1909-1913


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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)


Election of 1912

Election of 1912


Woodrow wilson d 1913 1921

Woodrow Wilson (D) 1913-1921


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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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