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Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:48:04 PM
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Progressive Presidents

Discuss the various roles or "hats" that each Progressive president (TR, Taft, Wilson) wore.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:25:57 AM
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Anissa Hames - Taft Military

Taft had no military experience and there were no wars fought during his time. One of Taft's key policies was known as Dollar Diplomacy. This was the idea that America would use the military and diplomacy to help promote U.S. business interests overseas. For example, in 1912 Taft sent marines to Nicaragua to help stop a rebellion against the government because it was friendly to American business interests.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:27:50 AM
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Re: Progressive Presidents

TR, who was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the McKinley Administration, and a leading advocate of the liberation of Cuba, the Spanish colony then fighting for their independence, asked the Department of War permission to raise a regiment after the Spanish declared war on The United States on April 24, 1898. The regiment consisted of over 1250 men including cowboys, indians, and other wild west types
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:29:27 AM
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Woodrow Wilson- Trustbuster
He did not want the big businessmen to get any closer tot he government. He wanted them to earn what they get not to just suck up to the government and get what they want. This really appealed to all of the smaller businessman and inspired them to vote for him.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:30:18 AM
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Sorry I forgot my name Sam Carpenter..
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:30:08 AM
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 On a national level, progressivism gained a strong voice in the White House when Theodore Rooseveltbecame president in 1901. TR believed that strong corporations were good for America, but he also believed that corporate behavior must be watched to ensure that corporate greed did not get out of hand (trust-busting and federal regulation of business). Progressivism ended with World War I when the horrors of war exposed people's cruelty and many Americans associated President Woodrow Wilson's use of progressive language ("the war to make the world safe for democracy") with the war.



Bibliography;;http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/progressive-era.htm
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:32:07 AM
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Katie Powell
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:30:31 AM
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TR Military: TR used the military to build up a huge Navy ("Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick").  He used the navy to make Panama independent and build the Panama Canal.  TR helped to end the Russo-Japanese war.  TR started the Rough Riders, an all voluntary calvary regiment.  TR was also the first president to be awarded The Medal of Honor.  
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:31:20 AM
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By: Chris Snyder
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:31:04 AM
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On a national level, progressivism gained a strong voice in the White House when Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901. TR believed that strong corporations were good for America, but he also believed that corporate behavior must be watched to ensure that corporate greed did not get out of hand (trust-busting and federal regulation of business). Progressivism ended with World War 1 when the horrors of war exposed people's cruelty and many Americans associated President Woodrow Wilson's use of progressive language ("the war to make the world safe for democracy") with the war.

Source; http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/progressive-era.htm
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:31:59 AM
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By; Alyssa Toney
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:33:07 AM
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Wilson Military Erica Epley

President Wilson is best known as the president who led the United States to victory in the First World War but then failed to win ratification of the peace treaty by refusing to compromise with the Senate on the League of Nations Covenant. “Wilson’s military-like interventions in Nicaragua, Santo Domingo, Haiti, and Mexico–announced as necessary to save those nations from themselves-- increased anti-Americanism throughout Latin America.” Wilson came to the presidency determined to set a different tone and standard for American foreign policy, and that began by repudiating past practices of recognizing any new foreign government, regardless of how it came to power or how it governed.


http://www.wilsoncenter.org/events/docs/ACF18F1.pdf


-Erica Epley

Monday, November 08, 2010 8:33:51 AM
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Wilson-Military Bridgette Brainard

President Woodrow Wilson had no military expirence when he became president. While he was president, however, he used his power of the military many times. US troops entered Latin America in 1914, 1915, and 1916. Wilson was president during WWI and was the one who decided to use US military intervention during the war. He also pushed for a draft for soldiers.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:34:02 AM
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Taft Trustbuster - Sylvia Tate

William Taft instigated twice as many trust busts than T.Roosevelt. He had anti-trust suits against Standard Oil of New Jersey, American Tobacco Company, The Sugar Trust, US Steel, and many others. TR said Taft could not recognize what trusts were bad and which ones were good. After a while of much trustbusting, he thought that maybe doing that much was starting to hurt the economy. 
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:34:47 AM
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Stephanie Chinn- Woodrow Wilson Trustbuster

Wilson didnt agree with Tafts trustbuster at all. Wilson wanted to eliminate monopolies by reviving competition through banking reforms and tariff reductions. Toward the end of the campaign, however, Wilson embraced the idea of a federal commission to stop monopolistic practices. Thus, he seemed to edge closer to Roosevelt’s position. After Wilson won the election, he turned to Congress rather than the courts to deal with the monopoly problem.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:34:48 AM
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NATHAN DRAGON MOORE

William Howard Taft before presidency had no individual military experiences, also there were no wars fought during his time as president. He had a major foreign policy which was that of the "Dollar Diplomacy"which was the idea of dollars for bullets. This idea was used in Latin America.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:35:16 AM
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Progressives and the Era of Trust-Busting

Theodore Roosevelt is often given credit for launching the era of trust-busting, but he preferred government regulation of monopolies. His successor, William Howard Taft, wanted the courts to break up unlawful monopolies. Woodrow Wilson eventually adopted a combination of both approaches.

Progressivism ended with World War I when the horrors of war exposed people's cruelty and many Americans associated President Woodrow Wilson's use of progressive language ("the war to make the world safe for democracy") with the war.

Ciara McKinney


Bibliography

http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/progressive-era.htm

http://www.fairfightfilm.org/crf/TRTrustBustingProduction.pdf

Monday, November 08, 2010 8:35:39 AM
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Woodrow Wilson, Diplomat

"Following his Angle-Saxon instincts, Wilson assumed that, if all parties abided by the results of the elections, a constitutionally legitimate government would be installed and the source of Mexico's revolutionary strife would thereby be eliminated."  "Missionary diplomacy is a descriptive label often applied to the policies and practices of the United States in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson."  Woodrow WIlson's forieng policy expresses both hus religious and ethical beliefs.  WIlson had the idea that most Christian government systems are suitable.  When Wilson came into presidency he had minor knowledge and little interest in dealing with foreign affairs.  During his presidency he started realizing interconnected relations within domestic and foreign polices. 

--Breanne Lane    

Sources:
http://www.jstor.org/pss/979854
http://www.answers.com/topic/wilsonian-missionary-diplomacy
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:36:26 AM
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Re: Progressive Presidents (7)

    In his final message to college Taft looked back on his foreign policy and said:"The diplomacy of the present administration has sought to respond to modern ideas of commercial intercourse. This policy has been characterized as substituting dollars for bullets. It is one that appeals alike to idealistic humanitarian sentiments, to the dictates of sound policy and strategy, and to legitimate commercial aims." His message gave a formal definition to "Dollar Diplomacy", a phrase synonymous with the diplomacy his administration pursued between 1909 and 1913. During those years the goal of diplomacy was to make the United States a commercial and financial world power. It was a narrowly constructed view of foreign relations, arising in great part out of the natural alliances between the corporate lawyers who came to people Taft's administration and the bankers and businesses that were their clients. Thus, the Taft administration concentrated on assisting American businessmen in the protection and expansion of investment and trade, especially in Latin America and the Far East.
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:37:45 AM
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CHRIS EARLEY DID THIS!!!! :D

Monday, November 08, 2010 8:37:38 AM
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TR used big stick diplomacy, a nickname coined by Roosevelt, that was later called the Roosevelt Corollary. It was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine of 1823
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:37:53 AM
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Theodore Roosevelt * Trustbuster*

 Theodore was a big trustbuster he passed all these laws ending trust. In 1903 President Roosevelt persuaded the congress to establish a new cabinet-level department to increase the federal government’s purview over the interstate commerce actions of business and to monitor labor relations.This was called the department of commerce and labor. Later he did the Bureau of Corporation which investigated the meatpacking industries and oil and steel ext. These are just some of the thing Roosevelt did in his term as president.

                                                                                       ~Christian Sheldon~

    
    
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:38:39 AM
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Re: Progressive Presidents (9)

Big Stick Diplomacy,  "speak softly and carry a big stick"
Converted military into "policemen of the world"
Negotiating agreements with foreign dignitaries without senate ratification
Roosevelt Corollary
Panama Canal
Ended Russia, Japan dispute
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:40:59 AM
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Taft Diplomacy: Taft gave a formal definition to the term Dollar Diplomacy. His goals for diplomacy was to make the United States a commercial and financial world power. Taft's administration concentrated on assisting American businessmen in the protection and expansion of investments and trade. He focused mainly on Latin America and the far east.
                                               -Brittany Saine
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:41:22 AM
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As Diplomat, Theodore Roosevelt created the Panama Canal and made the trip from west coast to east coast much shorter so instead of having to travel around the tip of South America, ships could just cut through Panama. Roosevelt is also know as the Big Stick Diplomat. This Diplomat said "speak softly and carry a big stick". He used this mostly against Latin America. Holly Whitt
                                                                                  
Monday, November 08, 2010 8:46:00 AM
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Teddy Roosevelt started the trust busting business during his presidency.  One example of trust busting is the "Sherman Anti-Trust Act." Used this to break up American businesses including Standard Oil.
 
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