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  • 1. Theodore Roosevelt By Jackie White
  • 2. Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal
  • 3. Basic Information Born into a wealthy NY family Home schooled by private tutors Suffered from health problems including asthma as a small child Had numerous pets including horses, dogs, cats, & guinea pigs Attended Harvard 1880
  • 4. Origin of the Teddy Bear  Roosevelt was an avid outdoorsman & hunter.   He once refused to shoot a small bear on a Mississippi hunting trip  The incident led to the origin of the "teddy bear" as a popular childs toy  His bear friend became a common sidekick in many subsequent cartoons.
  • 5. Drove himself to accomplish demanding physical feats
  • 6. Avid hunter and outdoorsmen
  • 7. Political Rise of RooseveltNew York City Police Commissioner 
  • 8. Political Rise of RooseveltAssistant Secretary of United States Navy 
  • 9. Political Rise of RooseveltRoosevelt led a volunteer cavalry unit called the Rough Riders
  • 10. Rough RidersRoosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish  American War Hero battle of San Juan Hill
  • 11. Political Rise of Roosevelt Became New  York’s governor in  1898 Political Bosses in  NY wanted to get  rid of him
  • 12. Political Rise of RooseveltNominated him for Vice President of the United States
  • 13. Political Rise of RooseveltRoosevelt became Pres when McKinley was assassinated
  • 14. Political Rise of Roosevelt42 years old, youngest president up until that time
  • 15. President Theodore Roosevelt Reputation for being bold and he was a popular presidentActivist President, used his personality & popularity to advance his  programs Officially gave the White House its formal name 1901
  • 16. Roosevelt’s Legacy Square Deal was a term used to describe the progressive reforms undertaken by his administration
  • 17. Roosevelt takes on Big BusinessUpon the assassinationof President McKinley,Roosevelt enteredoffice at a time when thegiants of business like J.P. Morgan and John D.Rockefeller seemed todominate the country. Before long the situationwas radically different. (Note the bear in thecartoon.)
  • 18. Conservationist President Most people believed America’s resources were endless. Roosevelt made conservation a primary concern National Reclamation Act (Newlands Act)- money from the sale of public lands in West funded large scale irrigation projects, government would manage water in West.
  • 19. Conservation Gifford Pinchot  John Muir Head of U.S. Forest Service  Advocated complete preservation of the wilderness Professional conservationist Some wilderness areas be preserved while others would be developed for the common good
  • 20. 1902 Coal Miners Strike 140,000 PA coal miners went on strike Coal reserves ran low Roosevelt called owners and workers to White House to settle dispute Threatened to take over the mines Reputation for president to intervene when strike threatened public welfare
  • 21. How TR Changed the PresidencyModern president- a model for future presidents believed the president was responsible for the national welfarewhen a strike threatened the public welfare the federal government was expected to interveneexpanded the responsibilities of the president as defined by the Constitutionset the precedent for activist president/federal authorities would intervened in domestic affairs
  • 22. How TR Changed the Presidency the government should assume control when the states proved incapable of dealing with problems bully pulpit-used the power of the presidency to influence news media and shape legislation believed that some trusts were harmful to the publics interest trust buster-filed 44 anti trust lawsuits under the Sherman Anti Trust Act
  • 23. Legislation Meat Inspection Act -dictated strict cleanliness requirements for meat packers. Pure Food & Drug Act- halted the sale of contaminated foods and medicines and called for truth in labeling. Elkins Act- made it illegal for railroad officials to give, and for shippers to receive, rebates for using particular railroads.
  • 24. Who is the man in the cartoon?What is he holding in his hands?Where are the lions coming from? What do the lions represent?What is the cartoonists  THE LION TAMERmessage?