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9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold
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9.1&2 Progressivism Takes Hold

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  • 1. Progressivism Takes Hold Objective: Analyze the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and Progressivism
  • 2. Teddy Roosevelt the Man of Action <ul><li>After graduating Harvard He entered politics </li></ul><ul><li>In 1881 won election to N.Y. state assembly </li></ul><ul><li>On Feb. 14 th 1884 in a twist of fate his wife and mother died suddenly on the same day </li></ul><ul><li>Devastated he left politics for the Dakota Territory to run cattle </li></ul>
  • 3. Teddy Roosevelt <ul><li>After 12 years he returned to politics and held various positions including Assistant Secretary of the Navy until he resigned to fight in the Spanish American war </li></ul><ul><li>After the war made him a hero he was chosen to be McKinley’s V.P. </li></ul><ul><li>After fifteen months as V.P. events would lead to another twist of fate </li></ul>
  • 4. The Assassination of President McKinley <ul><li>As McKinley shook hands with Leon Czolgosz he fired two shots </li></ul><ul><li>Leon was an anarchist with an impulse to kill a great ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Leon was electrocuted within a month for his crime </li></ul>
  • 5. Teddy as President <ul><li>Roosevelt was the first modern President </li></ul><ul><li>He would put Progressive ideas in to action </li></ul><ul><li>He was also known as the Father of Park System </li></ul><ul><li>He established five new national park systems </li></ul>
  • 6. Supervising Big Business <ul><li>Roosevelt was known as trust buster </li></ul><ul><li>Use Sherman Antitrust Act to bust up Big Business </li></ul><ul><li>His programs of reform was know as “The Square Deal” </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Drug and Food Act in Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Established the Food and Drug Administration </li></ul>
  • 7. Taft as President <ul><li>Prosecuted twice as many trusts as Roosevelt including Standard Oil </li></ul><ul><li>He also expanded our national forests </li></ul><ul><li>Also supported laws requiring mine owners to increase saftey </li></ul>
  • 8. Wilson as President <ul><li>Entered politics with a firm set of morals </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson believed societies elite should run government not the common man </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson reformed tariffs, banking, trusts, and rights of workers </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson reduced tariffs by 50% of 1890s levels </li></ul>
  • 9. Wilson as President <ul><li>He established the Federal Reserve System to act as a central bank for the entire economy and require banks to maintain a cash reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Worked to pass the Clayton Antitrust Act which broadened the Sherman Act of 1890 </li></ul><ul><li>Established the Federal Trade Commission to stop unfair trading </li></ul>
  • 10. Protecting Workers <ul><li>Wilson signed the first federal law regulating the use of children as workers in factories </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson saw himself as a crusader who used federal power to protect common citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson’s toughest challenges lay ahead of him on the battle front of western Europe </li></ul>

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