The Progressive Presidents

A Comparison

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president. Before he became president he got married to his first wife, and then his mother and his first wife died on the same day. He also got married to his second wife. Then he became governor of New York and a few year later McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became the youngest man to assume the U.S. presidency. He made up the square deal. He was a really good president.

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Leadership

Grade:

A+


Roosevelt was powerful and courageous man. He was the man of leadership. Many people called him a hero because he brought the white house back in business. He was always there for people and he got did what he was suppose to and more. He wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty and work things out. A ton of people looked up to him and thought he was the best and knew he really cared about everyone. He broke up some trust and made people work less and in better conditions for higher pay. He was a very good leader.

Organization

Grade:

B


Theodore Roosevelt was an semi-organized guy. He was the type of guy that planned things out but also went with the flow of things when he had to. He planned many of his deals and many of his associations but when it came to the time where he had to make a decision he thought about it and gave them the answer. But majority of the time he had a plan of how it was going to be done. Most of his deals he thought of for a long time it didn't just happen. For somethings he thought about it for a second and did it. This is why I gave him a B instead of an A.

Professionalism

Grade:

B


Roosevelt was the type of guy that joked around when it was allowed but very serious when he had to be. He joked around and had fun while he wasn't worrying about anything but when it came to law making and things like this he sat down and go serious. Some things he was serious was about the Square Deal and also Foreign policies. He made sure things got done and was professional about it but when he was relaxing he joked around and just had fun. I gave him a B because he was professional for the most part but he use to joke around a lot.

Contributions

Grade:

B+


Theodore Roosevelt was a good thinker and had many ideas. One of his ideas was the Square Deal which was important because it was the three c's. One was conservation of natural resources, next was control of corporations, the last was consumer protection. He also had a foreign policy. His quote was "speak softly and carry a big stick" which made him powerful and scary like. Also with this policy different things occurred. One of the things were Germany and Britain blockaded Venezuela's coastal line and Roosevelt stepped in and said that they settle there dispute some other way. Then another thing occurred with Latin America and Europeans that have loaned Latin America money. Roosevelt also stepped in to avoid European military action he sent an American collector to collect duties. Also the Panama Canal was built for the sum of $10 million dollars or $250,000 each year. The next thing was he took care of the environmental and cared for everything in nature because he was an outdoor guy who loved to fish and just be outdoors so he had environmental concerns which he eventually fixed most of.The last thing I will talk about is Roosevelt regulating businesses. They didn't do much with it but in J.P. Morgans case they broke up his monopoly because it violated the Sherman's Antitrust act.

The History of Theodore [Teddy] Roosevelt - A Short Story

William Howard Taft

Taft was the 27th president of the United States. He was a good man, he grew up in a house where everyone was a lawyer or was a politician like his ancestors. His dream was to sit on Supreme Court which he achieved after his term as a president. He was the only person to be both president and sit on Supreme Court. During presidency he made the "dollar diplomacy" and he also busted trusted up. Also during presidency he gained more than 100 pounds for one term because of all the stress and because he didn't want to be president but was forced by his wife and Theodore Roosevelt.

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Leadership

Grade:

D


I gave Taft a D for leadership because he didn't care to be president. Many people didn't look up to him because he didn't care for his job and many people noticed it so they gave up on him. He also didn't really enjoy doing it that is why he gained 100 pounds in one term because of stress. Some people looked up to him but it was very little. This is why I gave him a D.

Organization

Grade:

C


I gave Taft a C for organization because he wasn't that well organized. For somethings he was but mainly he didn't care for it so he just left it wherever. For certain things he would keep organized because it was important and it needed to be done. This is why I gave Taft a C for Organization.

Professionalism

Grade:

D


I gave Taft a D for professionalism because he wasn't very professional. Since he didn't want to be president he wasn't the most professional president. But on occasions he was professional because it was his job and he had to care. He was professional towards laws and deals. This is why I gave Taft a D for professionalism.

Contributions

Grade:

B


I gave him a B because he had a lot of good ideas. One of the ideas was dollar diplomacy which gave loans to people who needed them. Another thing was trust busting which broke up monopolies so there could be more small businesses and competition. Another he did was social and government reforms. He also came up with the 16th amendment which is income tax and also the 17th amendment which was direct election of senators. This is why I gave him a B.

President William Taft Biography

Woodrow Wilson

Wilson was the 28th president of the United States. He grew up in the south and saw the Civil War happen and the aftermaths of it. He was a dedicated scholar. Before he was president he was governor of New Jersey for 2 years. Then he became president for 2 terms. He led the U.S. through World War I and also started the League of Nations. Then 3 years after presidency he died.

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Leadership

Grade:

A


I gave Wilson an A because he got things done and was on time. He always did what he needed on time and tons of people looked up to him because he was very organized. A ton of people looked up to him and he was one of the best presidents since Lincoln. He got things done on time.

Organization

Grade:

A


I gave Wilson an A because he was very organized and got things done on time. He planned everything out and made it work. If there were issues he would plan it out and see how it worked with everyone. He also kept his staff organized and made sure they were in their place. This is why I gave him an A.

Professionalism

Grade:

A


Wilson was very professional. He was serious about everything. He joked around once in a while but mostly he was serious. He made sure everything was done correctly and how it was suppose to be. He stayed occupied and he had plans done on time and he took everything serious.

Contributions

Grade:

A


I gave Wilson an A because he had many ideas and many plans. He had very good idea's such as his New Freedom which was tariffs, banking reform, and antitrust laws. Also woman suffrage which allows them to vote. Also foreign policy. Also the 19th amendment which was woman suffrage. That is why I gave him an A for contribution.

President Woodrow Wilson Biography