Progressives in Government - Video Quest G.E.M Option March 2007
TR’s SQUARE DEAL Journal Entry VIDEO CLIP#1 Fill in the info about TR’s programs after watching the clip TR’s SUARE DEAL CONSERVATION CONSUMER RIGHTS RR REGULATION BUSINESS REFORM
In 1904 TR vows not to run for re-election after his second term. He hand picks his successor William Howard Taft who wins easily in 1908 “ Some people felt that TAFT stood for T akes A dvice F rom T eddy” VIDEO CLLIP #2
ROOSEVELT to TAFT Explain the “transition” from Roosevelt to Taft. Why did TR decide not to run? Why did he choose Taft? What factors led to Taft’s election victory in 1908?
William Howard Taft was President Roosevelt's chosen successor. At the Democratic convention in Denver, William Jenning Bryan once again received the nomination on the first ballot. The major issue of the campaign was who could best carry out the vastly popular policies of Roosevelt. Although Taft was Roosevelt's hand picked successor, Bryan claimed that he was more likely to continue Roosevelt's policies. Bryan made a major mistake when he called for the socialization of the railroads. Taft won an overwhelming victory
President William Howard Taft was the first President to throw out the first ball of the baseball season on April 14, 1910. He threw a pitch to the Washington Senator's Opening Day pitcher, Walter Johnson.
Teddy Roosevelt enters the 1912 Presidential race as a candidate with the “Bull Moose Party ”
Influence of the 3 rd Party Candidate The People’s Party (Populists) 1892 The Progressive “Bull Moose” Party 1912 A Third Party Platform often provides an outlet for protesting politics by focusing on extreme solutions to controversial problems
The Election of 1912 Wilson: “New Freedom” Gov’t in the Economy; Free market competition Roosevelt: “Bull Moose Party” Gov’t action to supervise big business Taft: Conservative Progressivism And the winner is…
WOODROW WILSON’s AGENDA 1913-1921 SET UP YOUR RESPONSE TO CLIP #4 AS A JOURNAL ENTRY. THE OUTLINE IS IN YOUR HANDOUT CLIP # 4 President Wilson
What does the Fed do? The privately owned, publicly controlled Bank of the U.S. created in 1913 i ts functions include: Processing Checks Serving as the Gov’t Bank Controlling the nation’s money supply
Federal Reserve Act Creates the Federal Reserve Board to regulate Banking and the nation’s money supply
16 th Amendment Gave Congress the power to create an income tax 17 th amendment Direct election of Senators 19 th Amendment Women’s Suffrage PROGRESSIVE AMENDMENTS
LEGISLATION Federal Trade Commission Act (1914) and Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914) Designed to eliminate unfair business practices!!!