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Happy Monday! 2/11/08. HW: Complete vocabulary Today’s Goals -Black History Month Focus – Oprah - Theodore Roosevelt – the ultimate progressive. Oprah Winfrey.

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happy monday 2 11 08

Happy Monday! 2/11/08

HW: Complete vocabulary

Today’s Goals-Black History Month Focus – Oprah

- Theodore Roosevelt – the ultimate progressive

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Oprah Winfrey

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

theodore roosevelt theultimate progressive
Theodore Roosevelt – TheUltimate Progressive
  • Save the environment
  • Trustbuster
  • Supported workers instead of business leaders
  • Passed numerous laws that help us today
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Progressivism

The Square Deal

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ROOSEVELT AND BIG BUSINESS

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.

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The cartoon illustrates President Theodore Roosevelt’s attempt to

1.) ignore antitrust laws

2.) conserve natural resources

3.) limit the power of monopolies

4.) eliminate foreign ownership of United States corporations

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THE SQUARE DEAL

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

business practices.

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HELPING CONSUMERS

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.

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The public didn’t really know what was in

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.

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CONSERVING NATURE

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.