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Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal SS Standard 11.2.9 Students analyze the effect of political programs and activities of the Progressives Objective 1: What is President Theodore Roosevelt's view on the role of Government? Objective 2- Explain if his view similar or different from previous Presidents? Objective 3- Evaluate if his view similar or different from our view of Government today? Can you give examples of his views in our world today? Remember the four goals of progressivism? What do you think Roosevelt can do to stop corruption and lessen the power and influence big business?
President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)- progressive president, 1 st Pres. to stand up and regulate trusts, sided w. people over business, not corrupt!!!
Theodore Roosevelt –was Vice president became president when Pres. McKinley was shot Pres Roosevelt- willing to compromise rather than achieve nothing View of Government- Pres. should lead (Congress was slow) – 1 st Modern Pres. (most powerful man in America) View on business- felt that when they became monopolies, business’ exploited (cheated) the public *TR wanted regulation (rules) to prevent abuses » Coal Strike- TR worked with labor (workers) and owners to establish better hours and pay for coal miners – What would happen if Roosevelt did not interfere the coal miners strike and it went through the winter? – When should the Gov. interfere with business and set rules?
The Square Deal Square Deal- TR’s plan to allow a person to work reasonable hours, days, and fair pay Do you feel minimum wage is a “Square Deal” for workers today? What is a “Square Deal" wage today? Employer’s Liability Act- provided compensation for injuries to workers (in Wash DC and on RRs) – 1 st Workers’ Compensation Act in America Do you think workers should be compensated/paid if they get hurt on the job?
Laws Protecting Citizens The Jungle- book that described the filthy conditions in Am. Meatpacking plants written by Upton Sinclair Why would rich and poor Americans react and want the Gov. to regulate the food industry? (Pres. TR read the book and was repulsed, he passes the… Pure Food and Drug Act- forbid the sale of mislabeled or un-pure drugs (medicine still did not cure people yet people made false claims their medicine did, also all drugs were legal- cocaine, heroin, marijuana) What could happen if a person took the wrong medicine? Meat Inspection Act- set rules for sanitary (clean) meat (grade A)
Roosevelt Protects the Environment Conservation- TR loved the wilderness and wanted to preserve certain areas for the future – What was the attitude most Americans had then (and even today) in regards to nature and the wilderness? National Parks- set aside land not to be developed (Yosemite)