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Monday, November 08, 2010 9:47:18 AM
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Roles of Progressive Presidents

Monday, November 08, 2010 10:03:41 AM
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Chano Garcia
By the end of TR's first term he had solved many international affairs. He had a firm hand on the domestic affairs, and had become famous for his "walk softly and carry a big stick" attitude. He became a trust-buster when he broke up the railroad combination in the Northwest. Then his focus was to bring big business under strong regulation of the government. He sought to regulate most trusts rather than "dissolve" them. He wanted to reduce big business control over US economy and workers. In doing so he used the Sherman Anti-trust Act of 1890.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:06:57 AM

Taft encouraged Wall Street bankers to agree in foreign areas with strategetic interests with the United States. Although, New York bankers strengthened American defenses with foreign policies. Which in return brought prosperity to America.

Amber Neal-Taft Trustbuster
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:08:36 AM
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President Taft did little to strengthen the military power of the nation. However, his Dollar Diplomacy added to resentment towards the U.S.

Monday, November 08, 2010 10:10:12 AM
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-Jayne Humphries- Taft: Military.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:09:58 AM
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As a diplomat Taft encouraged the dollar diplomacy act. It was suppose to make the U.S. a commercial and financial world power. He persuaded U.S. businesses to invest abroad to expand the presence of the U.S.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:13:02 AM
Roles of Progressive Presidents

TR as a Progressive. He believed an efficient government could protect the public interest and restore order to society. Specific issues to reform was...
  • Voting Reform.
  • Female Suffrage.
  • Banking Reform.
  • Labor Reform.
  • Conservation.
  • Consumer Protection.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:14:05 AM
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Monday, November 08, 2010 10:13:10 AM
Roles of Progressive Presidents (1)

Taft - Progressive  
Timothy Brown

“Dollar Diplomacy” 

Ratified the 16th amendment - Income tax

17th amendment - direct election of senators

passed parcel post reforms 

Workman’s compensation laws

Federal Children’s Bureau

Mann-Elkins Act 

Publicity Act 

Monday, November 08, 2010 10:16:28 AM
William Howard Taft role in the Millitary_Mollee Mckinney

William Howard Taft was the only man in the history of the country to have filled the offices of the President and the Chief Justice. William Taft  did not use the military he used the Dollar Diplomacy. He used the Dollar Diplomacy so that he could further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:16:34 AM
Amber Conner :) roles of progressice pressidents

Woodrow Wilson passed the "Clayton anti-trust act" because the "Sherman anti-trust act" only stated monopolies to be illegal and the "Clayton anti-trust act" stated that monopolies were illegal and that certain business practices that are conductive to them or result from monopolies are just as illegal.

Monday, November 08, 2010 10:17:53 AM
Re: Amber Conner :) roles of progressice pressidents

Woodrow Wilson-trustbuster :)
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:17:08 AM
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    William Taft broke up 90 trusts, this is twice as much as Theodore Roosevelt.  Doing so he angered Roosevelt and big businesses.  One of the biggest he broke up was U.S. steel he also bought some other companies like Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company that further added the fall of U.S. steel.

                                                                     -Trenton Robbins
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:17:12 AM
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Theodore Roosevelt was progressive in that he introduced laws that were regulated in the workplace and provided some degree of social welfare. He established the FDA (food and drug association), the first government organization to regulate the quality of food and medicine products produced in factories, and passed laws regulating workplace safety and
establishing a minimum wage.
Jay Mills
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:17:54 AM
Woodrow Wilson Progressivism

Some consider that Wilson had a "limited" view of Progressivism. Once Wilson was elected as president in 1912, he introduced the new freedom program. He believed that government's role should be more limited, however, he wanted to reduce the protective tariff, break up monopolies, and assit normal people like farmers and workers that build roads and highways. 

"Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform." The American Journey. Prentice Hal;, 1995. Web. 8 Nov. 2010. <>.

Tucker Ficklin
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:18:23 AM
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Wilson's Role in the Military...                                                         Ashley Roach
    Woodrow Wilson's second term was centered on World War 1. He tried to keep U. S neutral but that did not work because in 1917 a German government proposed an alliance with Mexico against the U.S in war. In April of 1917 the president asked congress to declare war. After this he started the first military draft since the American Civil War. In 1919 he went to Paris to try and end the war by making a treaty. He helped establish the League of Nations but the United States never joined.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:19:43 AM
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Dulce Martinez

TR was made a trust-buster by two big policies. The "Big Stick Policy" and "Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890." The big stick was when TR broke up the monopoly of railroad company in Northwest. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was to maintain economic liberty and to eliminate restraints on trade and competition.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:22:38 AM
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TR he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy, in the McKinney was president. He built the modern Navy. He also started the rough riders.The spanish fight for there independent and the war started on April 24, 1898.

Rebekah Tomblin
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:23:51 AM
Wilson as Diplomat - Danielle Hales

After Worlds War I, Wilson declared the arrival the new diplomacy where secrecy and the equality of power would be replaced by open covenants and collective security. Machtpolitik is still alive today and in several parts of the world. But people can still not deny that the ways of diplomacy of 2010 is much different from the diplomacy in 1910.
Monday, November 08, 2010 10:26:43 AM
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Brendan Millette Theodore Roosevelt Diplomacy.

Roosevelt succeeded in his operation of Global Balance.
The big stick policy was a policy named by Roosevelt, it was used to increase the United States investments in banks and businesses.
 Roosevelt used the motto: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
This was the way he described the approach to foreign policy. Roosevelt also established the Roosevelt Corollary that went along with the Monroe Doctrine. Roosevelt wanted to protect Latin America from military actions. He wanted the U.S. to help the Latin Americans make sure they kept up with financial responsibilities they had with other nations.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:13:49 AM
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By: Zach "Magna Cum Laude" Condrey

William H. Taft was the 27th president. Like he TR he was a progressive and he believed in Teddy's Square Deal Policy, which means the conserved natural resources, regulated big companies or corporations, and protected consumers. He also like TR pursued big trust's trying to keep the bigger companies from being monopolies.
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