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Teddy Roosevelt 535-540 16.3 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Life and Childhood Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 Into a prominent NY Family Sickly, Shy, forbidden to participate in any sports As a teenager, he was determined to become a new person. He took up boxing, tennis, rowing.
“Teedie” Roosevelt He LOVED the outdoors. Tragedy at 26 – Wife and Mother die unexpectedly TR retreats to his Ranch in S. Dakota to work with cowboys, hunt bear and mountain lions Westerners respect him for his toughness
Teddy and Politics “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.”
1.Became involved in politics at 28 2.Becomes Governor of NYC in 1898 3.Nominated as VP under McKinley 4.Becomes the youngest President in1901 after McKinley’s assassination. 5.Sees the White House as a bullypit ~ A powerful platform to publicize important issues and seek support for his policies
Coal Strike 1904 Early in Presidency: 150,000 PA coal miners go on strike just before WINTER Roosevelt intervenes and pronounces a “Square Deal” for both sides. “ EACH PERSON IS GIVEN A SQUARE DEAL, BECAUSE HE IS ENTITLED TO NO MORE AND SHOULD RECEIVE NO LESS ” Becomes Framework for entire Presidency
“Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.”
Big Business Is essential to our nations growth BUT it should behave responsibly “we are determined that corporations shall be so handled as to serve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.” What does this mean? Discuss with neighbor
1901 – Railroad Tycoons joined together to eliminate competition. Northern Securities Company (TRUST) TR ordered The US Attorney General to sue the company b/c it violated the: Sherman Anti Trust Act Trust Busting What is this called??
TR dissolved many trusts believed to be not in public interest Broke BAD trusts that sold inferior products competed unfairly or corrupted public officials.
Domestic Acts (page 538-540) Elkins Act: Hepburn Act: Meat Inspection Act: Pure Food and Drug Act: Newlands Reclamation Act: US Forest Service: Antiquities Act: