The Progressive Presidents 10/4

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 At the dawn of the 20 th century, democracy in the United States was at a crossroads. Giant monopolies dominated the economy and held corrupt politicians in their pockets, while the working class suffered to barely survive. One can find evidence of this stark contrast in the tenement housing of New York’s Lower East Side. Here, multiple families lived in small damp and unsafe dwellings at a density of 300,000 people per square mile, while the city as a whole was more at a rate of 90,000 per square mile (Hart, 208).

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Match the reform with its modern day equivalent.

Progressive Reforms for State Government

1.Secret ballots and private voting booths 2.Voters select their candidates in a primary rather than have political parties select the candidates.

3.Recalls allow voters to remove a corrupt or disliked elected official if enough people sign a petition to create a special election.

4.Initiatives allow people to propose their own laws to be voted on by people on the election day ballot.

5.Referendum allows state legislatures to have their ideas put to a vote of the people in the states on the election ballot.

Activity Bank

a. Barack Obama wins the Democratic party nomination.

b. Same-sex marriage is made illegal in the state of CA.

c. Arnold Schwarznegger takes over the CA governorship in 2003 after a special election.

d. Electronic voting machines are disputed because they don’t leave records of how someone voted.

e. State legislatures ask voters to approve gambling on Native American reservations

Match the reform with its modern day equivalent.

Progressive Reforms for State Government

1.Secret ballots and private voting booths (D) 2.Voters select their candidates in a primary rather than have political parties select the candidates. (A) 3.Recalls allow voters to remove a corrupt or disliked elected official if enough people sign a petition to create a special election. (C) 4.Initiatives allow people to propose their own laws to be voted on by people on the election day ballot. (B) 5.Referendum allows state legislatures to have their ideas put to a vote of the people in the states on the election ballot. (E)

Activity Bank

a. Barack Obama wins the Democratic party nomination.

b. Same-sex marriage is made illegal in the state of CA.

c. Arnold Schwarznegger takes over the CA governorship in 2003 after a special election.

d. Electronic voting machines are disputed because they don’t leave records of how someone voted.

e. State legislatures ask voters to approve gambling on Native American reservations

HOT ROC: Confronting Racism in the Progressive Era

 How should issues of race and racism be addressed in American society?

 Read and respond to DuBois and Washington excerpts from pgs 228 & 229.  Which perspective do you agree most with and why?

The Progressive Presidents

Roosevelt Taft Wilson

Directions

 Use 18.2, 18.3, 18.4 (p.232-239) to find out what Progressive reforms each of the

Progressive Presidents

did and what similarities/differences the Presidents had between each other.

 Think of:  Political reforms  Economic reforms  Social reforms  Create groups of 3 people, with each person having notes on a different president, Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson.

Discuss

reforms enacted by the presidents and find their similarities between them.

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 Essay due TODAY.  digital copy due to www.turnitin.com

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Directions

 Use 18.2, 18.3, 18.4 (p.232-239) to find out what Progressive reforms each of the

Progressive Presidents

did and what similarities/differences the Presidents had between each other.

 Think of:  Political reforms  Economic reforms  Social reforms  Create groups of 3 people, with each person having notes on a different president, Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson.

Discuss

reforms enacted by the presidents and find their similarities between them.

Answer Key

Political Reforms Economic Reforms Social Reforms

Teddy Roosevelt 1901-1908

Square Deal- big business reform Sherman Anti Trust Act Hepburn Act- The Fed. Gov. could set railroad rates Arbitration for steel workers

William Taft 1908-1912

Wanted to limit the power of big corporations Lawsuits against trusts

Woodrow Wilson 1912-1921

New Freedom: limited the power of trusts Clayton antitrust act- limit trusts even more, protected labor unions 19 th Amendment- Suffrage

Similarities

Roosevelt supported Taft in the 1908 election.

All presidents wanted to reform big business Roosevelt and Wilson sympathetic to women’s right to vote Low tariff platform in his campaign however in 1909 he raised tariffs upset Progressives Tariff Reform Created the Federal Trade Commission Federal Reserve (The Fed) 16 th Amendment- income tax 17 th Amendment- direct election Taft and Wilson wanted to reform the banking system Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act (FDA) US Forest Service set aside land for national forests Added land to national forests, Children’s Bureau National wildlife refuge Keating-Owen Child Labor Act National Park Service 18 th Amendment Prohibition All three did not worry about racial tensions in the US.

Taft and Wilson set up 8 hour workdays

New Vocab

 Suffrage  Election

Wrap Up: The Election of 1912

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Candidates

 Roosevelt:  Republican President 1901-1908  Wanted Republican nomination, failed to get it, created Progressive “Bull Moose” party  Taft:  Incumbent  Republican President 1908-1912  Wilson  Democrat

And…Eugene Debs- Socialist

Results

Putting it all together

 The Century: Seeds of Change  Part 1: Start at 6:13  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcpJQxtswA  Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IepTBls1uk&feature=related  Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dae7QI6gIsA&feature=related