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Teddy Roosevelt 535-540  16.3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”. Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 Into a prominent NY Family Sickly, Shy, forbidden to participate in any sports. Life and Childhood. As a teenager, he was determined to become - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Teddy Roosevelt535-540 16.3

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

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Life and ChildhoodTheodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858Into a prominent NY FamilySickly, Shy, forbidden to participate in any sports

As a teenager, he was determined to become a new person.

He took up boxing, tennis, rowing.

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“Teedie” Roosevelt• He LOVED the outdoors.• Tragedy at 26– Wife and Mother die


• TR retreats to his Ranch in S. Dakota to work with cowboys, hunt bear and mountain lions

• Westerners respect him for his toughness

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Teddy and Politics“A man who is good enough to shed his

blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.”

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1. Became involved in politics at 282. Becomes Governor of NYC in 18983. Nominated as VP under McKinley4. Becomes the youngest President in1901

after McKinley’s assassination. 5. Sees the White House as a bullypit

~ A powerful platform to publicize important issues and seek support for his policies

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Coal Strike 1904Early in Presidency:• 150,000 PA coal miners go on strike just

before WINTER• Roosevelt intervenes and pronounces a

“Square Deal” for both sides.


SHOULD RECEIVE NO LESS”• Becomes Framework for entire


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“Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.”

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Big Business

Is essential to our nations growth BUT it should behave responsibly

“we are determined that corporations shall be so handled as to serve the public good. We draw the line against

misconduct, not against wealth.”

What does this mean?Discuss with neighbor

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1901 – Railroad Tycoons joined together to eliminate competition.Northern Securities Company (TRUST)

TR ordered The US Attorney General to sue the company b/c it violated the:

Sherman Anti Trust Act

Trust Busting

What is this


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• TR dissolved many trusts believed to be not in public interest

• Broke BAD trusts that sold inferior products competed unfairly or

corrupted public officials.

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Domestic Acts(page 538-540)

Elkins Act:

Hepburn Act:

Meat Inspection Act:

Pure Food and Drug Act:

Newlands Reclamation Act:

US Forest Service:

Antiquities Act:

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