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1 Theodore Teddy Roosevelt Video Clip (20 min): 1. Political Party: 2. Dates of Presidency: 3. How was he a contradiction? President Theodore Roosevelt 4. List 5 words that describe Theodore Roosevelt (T.R.). 5. What did he view as the greatest evil in America? 6. How did Teddy Roosevelt challenge J.P. Morgan? 7. How did T.R. get involved in the coal strike? 8. What was T.R. s Square Deal? 9. Critical thinking question: How was Theodore Roosevelt s Foreign policy ideas similar to the earlier ideas of John Winthrop and Manifest Destiny? 10. Why did T.R. support the building of the Panama Canal? 11. How did T.R. earn the right to build the canal in Panama? 12. What was Roosevelt s Big Stick Diplomacy? 13. What did the Progressives think of T.R. s domestic policies? 14. What was Roosevelt s response to The Jungle? 15. What was the antiquities act? 16. What is Roosevelt s legacy? 17. Who did Roosevelt hand select to carry on his legacy?

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3 Theodore Roosevelt s Square Deal : The "Square Deal" - Reforms - Increase in Federal Power, ended Laissez Faire. "Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense."... "We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less." "The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us." Teddy Roosevelt New York State Fair, Syracuse September 7, 1903 Components of the Square Deal 1. Sherman Anti trust Act (Felt trusts should be judged on actions) 2. Mediated Coal Strike 3. Elkins Act (1903) -Made it illegal for railroads and shippers to offer rate rebates. Railroad had to set rates. They couldn't change w/out notice. 4. Hepburn Act (1906)-Gave ICC the power to set maximum railroad rates. 5. Pure Food and Drug Act - Passed in 1906 and amended in 1911 to include a prohibition on misleading labeling. 6. Meat Inspection Act (1906) 7. Conservation -Strengthening of Forest Bureau and created National Forest Service. -Creation of much national park land. -Appointment of Gifford Pinchot, professional conservationist to be in charge of national forests. Assignment: You are to write President Theodore Roosevelt s Resume. You can find more information on T.R. in your textbook in Chapter 9 Section 3 starting on pg Include the following sections in your resume: 1. Objective: State in 1-2 sentences T.R. s goal or goals as president what did he hope to do as president? 2. Experiences: include at least 3 things T.R. has done in his past that has prepared him for his role as president. Under each experience include a 3 item bulleted list that states how this experience prepared him. Se an example below, you will not be able to use this example in YOUR resume: Served as Vice President under William McKinley - experience in foreign affairs - exposure to big business and wealth - experience in combat and crisis situations 3. Skills: List 5 skills T.R. used as President. 4. Accomplishments: List and explain 5 things T.R. accomplished while in office

4 The 16 th Amendment The 16 th amendment to the constitution was passed by congress in 1909 and ratified in Article 1, Section 9. of the Constitution was modified by this amendment. Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution states: No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken. 1. What does this amendment specifically state? In your own words what does this mean? 2. How did this require a change in the constitution? 3. Why do you feel this was put into effect during this time period? 4. What are the long lasting effects of this amendment today? 5. Who would have supported this amendment? Who would have opposed it? 6. How might the United States have progressed differently if this amendment had not been put into effect? ( 1 paragraph) 7. If you could have modified the Constitution at the turn of the century would you? How would you have modified it or why wouldn t you have changed it? (1 2 paragraphs)

5 Child on Strike : Video Clip Camella was a child working in a mill in the early part of the 20 th century. She testified to Congress about working conditions for children during the Industrial Era. As you watch answer the following questions. 1. Where did Camella s family settle in the U.S.? 2. How were workers separated in the mills? 3. How much was deducted per paycheck for drinking water? 4. How old was Camella when her accident occurred? And what happened to her? 5. How did factory owners respond to labor restrictions in 1912? 6. What does IWW stand for? 7. How did they help the strikers? 8. How were children a part of this strike? 9. Which president ordered an investigation into labor conditions?

6 Federal Regulation of Railroads Progressives targeted the railroad industry at the turn of the century. At this time the railroad companies formed a monopoly and were able to set prices as they wished. Many farmers and industrial companies were frustrated with the railroad system and their ability to control this industry that was crucial for their success. The following pieces of legislation or court cases occurred during the industrial era from Legislation Summary Impact On railroads: Interstate Commerce Act creating the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) On business: For consumers: On business: Munn v. Illinois (Supreme Court Case) On public utilities: On the role of the government: On railroads: Elkins Act On small business: On the economy: On the ICC: Hepburn Act On the railroads: Assignment: On a separate piece of notebook paper write 2 editorials to your local newspaper as though you were a citizen during this time period. Attach this notebook paper to this w/s. Write one editorial as though you were a railroad official and one as though you were a business owner. Each should be about 1 paragraph in length.

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