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2 Taft and Wilsons Progressivism Chap 17 Sec 4 & 5

3 Roosevelt was Re-elected in He promised not to run again. Picked William Howard Taft as his successor. He won the Election of ft., 350 pounds You are my friend!! Youre my G!!


5 Taft as President Busted 2x as many trusts as Roosevelt. Did it in half the time. Was still not popular. They passed a tariff that broke a promise. Supported his Sec of the Interior who opposed land reserves in the West. Could not control his political party. Roosevelt publicly criticized him. As a result…

6 The Election of 1912 The Republican Party split. Conservatives TAFT Progressives Bull Moose Party Roosevelt As a result.. The Democratic Candidate won. Woodrow Wilson Cant we all just get along?



9 Wilsons New Freedom Wilson attacked the Triple Wall of Privilege Tariffs Trusts High Finance

10 Wilsons New Freedom Clayton Anti-trust Act Declared certain business practices illegal Helped unions by making certain labor practices legal. Strikes, boycotts, peaceful picketing Federal Trade Commission Watched the practices of business watchdog agency

11 Wilsons New Freedom Pushed through a reduction of tariffs. (But the government needed cash.) 16 th Amendment- created a graduated federal income tax. Federal Reserve System- made credit available, and protected banks from failure. But on some issues Wilson was less progressive.

12 Wilsons New Freedom Women Suffrage was not supported by Wilson Had suffrage protesters jailed. The 19 th Amendment passed but without his help. Civil Rights He allowed increased segregation. Progressivism end with the start of WWI.

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