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The Progressive Presidents. Teddy Roosevelt and the Big Stick Wm. Howard Taft and Dollar Diplomacy Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedoms The Election of 1912- the “high water mark” of Progressivism. Teddy Roosevelt. The “Roughriders”. The Panama Canal. Construction of Canal. Opening Day.

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the progressive presidents
The Progressive Presidents
  • Teddy Roosevelt and the Big Stick
  • Wm. Howard Taft and Dollar Diplomacy
  • Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedoms
  • The Election of 1912- the “high water mark” of Progressivism
the roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine8
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
  • Monroe Doctrine-European Powers should stay out of the Western Hemisphere and we would stay out of European affairs
the roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine9
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
  • Monroe Doctrine-European Powers should stay out of the Western Hemisphere and we would stay out of European affairs
  • Roosevelt Corollary- In order to prevent such intervention, the United States was justified in acting first.
roosevelt s regulatory state
Roosevelt’s Regulatory State
  • The Hepburn Act- Gave the ICC effective power to regulate the railroads.
roosevelt s regulatory state13
Roosevelt’s Regulatory State
  • The Hepburn Act- Gave the ICC effective power to regulate the railroads.
  • The Meat Inspection Act- required federal inspection of meat in interstate commerce
roosevelt s regulatory state14
Roosevelt’s Regulatory State
  • The Hepburn Act- Gave the ICC effective power to regulate the railroads.
  • The Meat Inspection Act- required federal inspection of meat in interstate commerce
  • Pure Food and Drug Act- outlawed adulterated, misbranded, or harmful foods, drugs, or liquors.
dollar diplomacy
Dollar Diplomacy
  • To use the military strength of the United States to protect private American investments abroad.
t r s new nationalism18
T.R.’s “New Nationalism”
  • New Federal Regulation of business
  • More democracy in government
t r s new nationalism19
T.R.’s “New Nationalism”
  • New Federal Regulation of business
  • More democracy in government
  • Social Justice programs
t r s new nationalism20
T.R.’s “New Nationalism”
  • New Federal Regulation of business
  • More democracy in government
  • Social Justice programs

Worker’s Compensation

Graduated Income Tax

Regulation of Women and Child labor

wilson s new freedoms23
Wilson’s “New Freedoms”
  • Restore competition and encourage small economic units in place of “big business”
wilson s new freedoms24
Wilson’s “New Freedoms”
  • Restore competition and encourage small economic units in place of “big business”
  • Vigorous AntiTrust legislation/enforcement
wilson s new freedoms25
Wilson’s “New Freedoms”
  • Restore competition and encourage small economic units in place of “big business”
  • Vigorous AntiTrust legislation/enforcement
  • Breaking the dominance of Wall Street and the Stock Market on the economy
the election of 1912
The Election of 1912
  • Wilson- 42 % of the vote
  • T.R. 27 %
  • Taft 23%
  • Debs 6%
significance of the election of 191228
Significance of the election of 1912
  • The High Water Mark of Progressivism
significance of the election of 191229
Significance of the election of 1912
  • The High Water Mark of Progressivism

1st election to feature primaries

1st election to have all progressives

Socialist Party got 1 million votes

significance of the election of 191230
Significance of the election of 1912
  • The High Water Mark of Progressivism

1st election to feature primaries

1st election to have all progressives

Socialist Party got 1 million votes

  • Gave Democrats national power for 1st time since the Civil War!
significance of the election of 191231
Significance of the election of 1912
  • The High Water Mark of Progressivism

1st election to feature primaries

1st election to have all progressives

Socialist Party got 1 million votes

  • Gave Democrats national power for 1st time since the Civil War!
  • Marked the rebirth of the South in national politics
significance of the election of 191232
Significance of the election of 1912
  • The High Water Mark of Progressivism

1st election to feature primaries

1st election to have all progressives

Socialist Party got 1 million votes

  • Gave Democrats national power for 1st time since the Civil War!
  • Marked the rebirth of the South in national politics
  • Reformers move to the Democratic Party