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Progressive Presidents

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Dalia Charafaldinova

on 13 October 2012

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Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson Was vice-president under McKinley, and became president after McKinley was assassinated. Background Information Became the youngest president in U.S history at age 42. Considered as a "trustbuster", and an enthusiastic speaker who was willing to bring change. A.K.A Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt offered the people the "square deal", or equality and fairness after being victims of big business. The sides of a square are equal, therefore representing equality. Regulated factories and passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. Sued 44 trusts under the Sherman Anti-trust Act. National Reclamation Act- Money went to fund large scale irrigation projects. William Howard Taft Background Information Handpicked by Roosevelt on the Republican side and defeated the democrat William Jennings Bryan. Taft Was supposed to continue the Progressive policies of Roosevelt. William Howard Taft The LEAST "Progressive" President William Howard' presidency was a mess, not a success. Howard was elected by the people in hope that he will be the same man as Roosevelt and continue the successful progressive reforms. However, Howard was not the same man, as he used a cautiously progressive agenda rather than to expand Roosevelt's reforms. Taft signed a compromise Bill- the Payne-Aldrich Tariff. Taft's unconfident act as President led to the Republican Party being split. Was former president of Princeton University and the governor of New Jersey. Extremely religious upbringing. The Clayton Anti-Trust Act strengthened the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Established income tax, the federal reserve system, and passed the 19th Amendment- women's right to vote. This political cartoon emphasizes how Roosevelt used
his presidency as a "bully pulpit." Emphasizes the unsuccessful presidency of
William Taft.
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