1901: President McKinley assassinated TR becomes President Youngest ever (42 years old) “It is the duty of the president to act upon the theory that he is the steward of the people…”
Describe a square Square deal Used his position as a “bully pulpit” Influenced media and legislation Wanted average Americans to get a square deal Fair Would do this through progressive reforms
1900 Trusts were legal 4/5 of industries TR didn’t think all trusts were bad Wanted reform Trust-Busting TR’s efforts to break up trusts
What do the lions stand for? Where are the lions coming from? Why? What is the cartoonists think about trustbusting? What details support this?