SECTIONS 4 & 5 PROGRESSIVISM UNDER TAFT Chapter 9
Taft’s Resume <ul><li>Prosecutor </li></ul><ul><li>Local Collector of Internal Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Solicitor General...
Interesting things about Big Bill <ul><li>What does TAFT stand for? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Advice from Teddy </li></ul...
 
Taft’s Victories <ul><li>Trustbusting </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened Interstate Commerce Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Expa...
Problems with the Republicans <ul><li>Lost overall congressional election of 1910 and thus lost control of the House of Re...
 
Election of 1912
Election of 1912
Election of 1912
Woodrow Wilson <ul><li>Reform Governor of New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Platform </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Freedo...
 
Wilson’s New Freedom <ul><li>Wanted to give greater freedom to average citizens. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No concentrations o...
Homework <ul><li>Page 338 </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking #1 “Using Your Notes” </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Venn Diagra...
The Federal Trade Commission <ul><li>Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdog agency given the powe...
Clayton Antitrust Act <ul><li>1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
Federal Reserve System <ul><li>Federal Reserve Act of 1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Divided nation into 12 banking districts </li...
 
The 19 th  Amendment <ul><li>1919 </li></ul><ul><li>Granted women the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Ratified in August ...
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Chapter 9 Section 4

  1. 1. SECTIONS 4 & 5 PROGRESSIVISM UNDER TAFT Chapter 9
  2. 2. Taft’s Resume <ul><li>Prosecutor </li></ul><ul><li>Local Collector of Internal Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Solicitor General of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Judge </li></ul><ul><li>Governor-General of the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary of War </li></ul><ul><li>President of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Justice of the Supreme Court </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interesting things about Big Bill <ul><li>What does TAFT stand for? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Advice from Teddy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did not want to be Pres. </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Firsts… </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gained? </li></ul><ul><li>Stuck in the tub? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Taft’s Victories <ul><li>Trustbusting </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened Interstate Commerce Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded the Civil Service </li></ul><ul><li>Improved the Postal System </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted World Peace </li></ul>
  5. 6. Problems with the Republicans <ul><li>Lost overall congressional election of 1910 and thus lost control of the House of Representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt decides to run again but cannot beat out Taft who is the incumbent. </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt splits and forms the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Election of 1912
  7. 9. Election of 1912
  8. 10. Election of 1912
  9. 11. Woodrow Wilson <ul><li>Reform Governor of New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Platform </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Freedom” </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted free market competition </li></ul><ul><li>Classified all monopolies as evil </li></ul><ul><li>Considered as a great President </li></ul>
  10. 13. Wilson’s New Freedom <ul><li>Wanted to give greater freedom to average citizens. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No concentrations of power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attack on the triple wall of privilege: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The trusts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tariffs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High finance </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Homework <ul><li>Page 338 </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking #1 “Using Your Notes” </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Venn Diagram </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Square Deal – p. 317-322 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Freedom – p. 332-337 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. The Federal Trade Commission <ul><li>Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdog agency given the power to stop unfair business practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Wilson – 400 cease and desist orders. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Clayton Antitrust Act <ul><li>1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibited corporations for acquiring the stock of another if it created a monopoly. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Federal Reserve System <ul><li>Federal Reserve Act of 1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Divided nation into 12 banking districts </li></ul><ul><li>Each district had a regional bank </li></ul><ul><li>The regional banks served the other banks in their district </li></ul><ul><li>System is still used today. </li></ul>
  15. 19. The 19 th Amendment <ul><li>1919 </li></ul><ul><li>Granted women the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Ratified in August of 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>72 years after women had demanded the vote at the Seneca Falls convention in 1848. </li></ul>

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