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Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal

US History 9/14/12

Matthew Daniels

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal

T.R.'s Square Deal Limit power of trusts, promote public health & safety, and improve working conditions. Prohibited railroads from accepting rebates. Ensured that all customers paid the same rates for shipping their products. Elkins Act (1903) Hepburn Act (1906) Strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), giving power to set maximum railroad rates. Also, gave ICC power to regulate other companies that were engaged in interstate commerce. Railroad
Regulations Required federal inspection of meat shipped across state lines. Meat Inspection Act (1906) Forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of food and patent medicine containing harmful ingredients. Required food and medicine containers to carry accurate ingredient labels. Pure Food and Drug Act Allowed the federal government to create irrigation projects to make dry lands productive. Funded from money raised by selling off public lands. Newlands Reclamation Act (1902) Created 18 national monuments during Roosevelt's presidency. Antiquities Act (1906) Consumer
Protection Environmental
Conservation McKinley's Assassination
Trust Busting
Square Deal
RR Regulation
Protecting Consumers
Environmental Conservation Summary
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