Happy Monday! 2/11/08. HW: Complete vocabulary Today’s Goals -Black History Month Focus – Oprah - Theodore Roosevelt – the ultimate progressive. Oprah Winfrey.
HW: Complete vocabulary
Today’s Goals-Black History Month Focus – Oprah
- Theodore Roosevelt – the ultimate progressive
Oprah was born in the 1950s in a segregated Mississippi. She worked her way up to international fame with her popular TV show. She is the richest African American of the 20th Century, and one of the most influential women in the world. Her greatest success is her humanitarian work, especially the leadership academy she opened in South Africa last year.
"Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom. With God's help, these girls will be the future leaders on the path to peace in South Africa and the world." — Oprah
The Square Deal
Roosevelt wanted to use the government
to break up the bad trusts/monopolies.
He tried to enforce the Sherman
Antitrust Act, which tried to control
monopolies. He won his first victory
against big business in 1904, and later
“busted up” Standard Oil. He was
nicknamed the trustbusterfor breaking
up big businesses.
1.) ignore antitrust laws
2.) conserve natural resources
3.) limit the power of monopolies
4.) eliminate foreign ownership of United States corporations
Roosevelt believed that EVERY person should
have the same opportunityto succeed in the
U.S. He targeted the railroads and their
unfair pricing practices in the west. They
raised their prices for farmers, and farmers
found themselves struggling to get out of
debt. Roosevelt banned rebates (or price
breaks for large companies) and set up the
Interstate Commerce Act to restrict unfair
Roosevelt was appalled by Upton Sinclair’s
novel THE JUNGLE. The Meat Inspection
Act was passed in 1906, which allowed more
inspectors to enter meat packing plants – to
ensure the quality of the food.
their medicine either. For all they knew,
they could have been drinking cooking oil
and sugar to help a sore throat! Sometimes
harmful chemicals were added to canned
foods. The Pure Food and Drug Actwas
passed in 1906 which required food and
drug makers to list ingredients on packages.
Roosevelt also worked to preserve nature.
Natural Resources were being taken
from the earth due to industrialization.
Forests were being cut down and mines
left large, gaping holes in the ground. He
pressed to conserve natural resources.
Under Roosevelt, the government set up
national parks. National parks are areas
set aside for people to visit that are run
by the federal government.