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TR The First Roosevelt Presidency. How it Happened  TR became president when McKinley was killed in 1901  42 years old, youngest president  Very physically.

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1 TR The First Roosevelt Presidency

2 How it Happened  TR became president when McKinley was killed in 1901  42 years old, youngest president  Very physically active

3 TR and Progressivism  “Square Deal”- wanted fairness for the common man  Trustbusting- enforced the Sherman Antitrust Act  threatened to take over coal mines if owners didn’t give in to unions

4 TR and Progressivism  Regulated RR’s to avoid high prices  1906 Meat Inspection Act  Pure Food and Drug Act- led to truth in labeling  Conservation/Preserva tion of wilderness areas

5 TR and Progressivism  Use of the “bully pulpit”- speeches meant to influence the media and legislators

6 TR and International Affairs  Panama Canal  Helped Panama earn independence so they could build  US paid $10 mil + $250,000/year for land  Completed 1914

7 TR and Int’l Affairs  Roosevelt Corollary  Latin American countries owed Europe $$$  TR said disorder in LA would force the US to be international police  Added to the Monroe Doctrine

8 TR and Int’l Affairs  Dollar Diplomacy- gave money to help LA solve their problems


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