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Progressive Presidents. Review. Who are the Presidents of the Progressive Era? What were some of TR’s accomplishments during his time in office? Do you think the next presidents were successful like TR?. Anti Trust Act. Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 Keep big business in check

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review
Review
  • Who are the Presidents of the Progressive Era?
  • What were some of TR’s accomplishments during his time in office?
  • Do you think the next presidents were successful like TR?
anti trust act
Anti Trust Act
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
    • Keep big business in check
  • By 1909, 42 antitrust act
    • Standard Oil
  • Trust Buster
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Taft
  • What was Taft’s foreign policy plan?
  • Taft was hand picked by TR
    • Won easily
  • Republican
    • Promised to continue to follow progressive idea
    • Antitrust and other gov’t reform
trouble for taft
Trouble for Taft
  • Didn’t have TR’s personality
  • Gave in to the “old guard”
  • Didn’t lower tariffs
  • Progressives and Republicans
    • Did not like Taft
ballinger pinchot affair
Ballinger-Pinchot Affair
  • More problems
  • Conservationists
  • Secretary of the Interior- Ballinger
    • Gave away Alaskan public land
  • Forrest Service Director-Pinchot
    • Protested the selling
  • Not guilty
new nationalism
New Nationalism
  • Midterm election 1910
    • Republicans lost seats
    • Progressive
      • Republicans and Democrats ruled the Senate
  • TR
    • Stronger working conditions
    • Income and inheritance taxes
    • NEW NATIONALISM
how do you think taft did as the president
How do you think Taft did as the President?
  • Did alright
    • Reserved more land
    • Antitrust suits
  • 16th and 17th Amendment
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Never gained support of his party
election of 1912
Election of 1912
  • TR and Taft wanted the Republican nomination
    • Taft won
  • Progressives created their own party
    • Bull Moose Party
bull moose party
Bull Moose Party
  • “I feel fit as a moose”
  • Platform for the party
    • Lower tariffs
    • More regulation on businesses
    • End child labor
    • Women’s suffrage
  • Very popular
election
Election
  • Wilson ran on reform
    • Blamed big business and government
  • New Freedom
    • Enforce antitrust without hurting economic competition
  • 42% of votes
    • Split Republican party helped
compare the elections
Compare the Elections
  • Wilson- 42%
  • TR- 27%
  • Taft-23%
  • Debs-6%
  • Obama- 53%
  • McCain-46%
  • Nader-.56%
  • Barr-.40%

Election of 1912

Election of 2008

wilson s policies
Wilson’s Policies
  • Known as a reformer
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
    • Strengthen the Sherman Act of 1890
    • Allowed the gov’t to regulate business
  • Created the Federal Trade Commission
    • Fair trade laws
the federal reserve system
The Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Reserve System
    • Reorganized the federal banking system
  • Open you books to page 299
    • With a partner 1 person do 1 and 2
    • The other 3 and 4
    • Put the characteristics of the Federal Reserve in your own words
federal reserve
Federal Reserve
  • Created regional federal banks
    • Store capital and cash
  • Supervised by a board selected by the pres.
  • Allow to borrow money-short term
  • Created currency
    • Expand or contract the circulation of money
other accomplishments and failures of wilson
Other Accomplishments and Failures of Wilson
  • Created Farm Loan Bank
    • Allowed farmers to get loans
  • Selecting Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court
  • Failures
    • Cabinet members extended Jim Crow practice
    • Opposed an amendment on women’s suffrage
  • No problem
    • Won easily in 1912
limits of progressivism
Limits of Progressivism
  • Different views
    • Wanted to fix problems in cities
    • Didn’t help farmers, nonunion workers
    • Limit immigration
    • Look overseas to help out
african americans and progressivism
African Americans and Progressivism
  • Only a small amount benefited
  • Creation of the NAACP
  • Issues in the South
    • Did not want to lose votes
women s suffrage1
Women’s Suffrage
  • 1848
    • Seneca Falls, NY
  • Susan B. Anthony
    • Against slavery
    • Demanded women be apart of the 14th and 15th Amendments
    • Civil Disobedience: Nonviolent refusal of a law
national american woman suffrage association
National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • NAWSA- Created by Anthony, Lucy Stone
  • By 1900
    • Women could own, sell, will property
    • Demand to vote went up
    • Became more active
  • Why do you think people would oppose women’s suffrage?
strategies for suffrage
Strategies for Suffrage
  • Its 1910, how would you try to earn the right to vote?
  • 1- push for an amendment
    • ¾ of the states needed to ratify
  • States allow voting
    • Each state would pass its own laws
different ideas
Different Ideas
  • NAWSA
    • Peaceful approach
    • Protest but peaceful
  • State Legislation
    • Plan to have each state pass laws
  • Congressional Union (CU)
    • Aggressive approach
    • Militant protest
  • Push for an amendment
the end of suffrage
The End of Suffrage
  • WWI
    • Women took on jobs that men had
  • Prohibition
    • Lost a reason to fight suffrage
  • However
    • August 24, 1920-19th Amendment was passed
    • Last major reform of the Progressive Era
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