Taft and Wilson<br />Continuing the Progressive Plan<br />
William Howard Taft<br />Part One<br />
Taft Becomes President<br />TR’s Secretary of War<br />Hand-picked<br />Far less popular<br />More cautious<br />Wanted to...
Taft’s Record<br />90 Anti-Trust cases (more than TR!)<br />Standard Oil busted<br />Set aside more public lands than TR<b...
1912 Election<br />
Friends Again!<br />
Part Two<br />Woodrow Wilson<br />
Wilson’s Legacy<br />Lowered tariffs (good for consumers—cheap foreign goods)<br />Federal Reserve Act (we’ll talk about t...
Legacy of Progressivism<br />Lots of changes—used government to cure society’s ills<br />Status of Women changed<br />Work...
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Taft and Wilson

  1. 1. Taft and Wilson<br />Continuing the Progressive Plan<br />
  2. 2. William Howard Taft<br />Part One<br />
  3. 3. Taft Becomes President<br />TR’s Secretary of War<br />Hand-picked<br />Far less popular<br />More cautious<br />Wanted to continue TR’s Progressivism<br />Difficulty with Conservatives<br />
  4. 4. Taft’s Record<br />90 Anti-Trust cases (more than TR!)<br />Standard Oil busted<br />Set aside more public lands than TR<br />Income Tax<br />But…supported higher tariffs (Payne-Aldrich tariff)—alienated progressives<br />And…fired US Forest service head after he criticized Sec. of Interior<br />
  5. 5. 1912 Election<br />
  6. 6. Friends Again!<br />
  7. 7. Part Two<br />Woodrow Wilson<br />
  8. 8. Wilson’s Legacy<br />Lowered tariffs (good for consumers—cheap foreign goods)<br />Federal Reserve Act (we’ll talk about this later)<br />Federal Trade Commission (truth in advertising & labels; monitored businesses—no monopolies)<br />Clayton Act (further defined what an illegal trust was; unions were NOT)<br />Worker’s compensation law<br />
  9. 9. Legacy of Progressivism<br />Lots of changes—used government to cure society’s ills<br />Status of Women changed<br />Workers’ lives improved<br />Ignored race issue (Wilson—segregated the Federal Government)<br />World War I ended the Progressive Era<br />

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