Progressive Presidents Project
By: Warren Faust
Theodore Roosevelt Biography
Theodore Roosevelt Report Card
Leadership - A+ -People followed his lead after he fought hard for reform, he created safer and better working conditions, created business regulations. He also broke up trusts that made it very difficult to live due to the low wages.
Organization - A -TR was able to accomplish a large amount during his presidency, he fought hard for reform and proposed the square deal which helped battle large trust,
Professionalism - B+ -people either hated him and were bitter enemies, such as big bussiness, or people supported him, mostly people supported him.
Contributions - A -Roosevelt started the conservation movement and established the United States Forest Service, which created 150 national forests and saved 230,000,000 acres of land. He also broke up trusts and regulated business in tern made many Americans' lives better.
William Howard Taft Biography
William Howard Taft Report Card
Leadership - D -Taft had very weak leadership and let his cabinet members do as they please, similar to that of when the only rule is there is no rules.
Organization - C- -Taft procrastinated when making decisions and worried about them, he believed his job as the president was to simply support the constitution. Mostly everything that Roosevelt had done had started to crumble under Taft.
Professionalism - C Taft was not a very good president and for that matter didn't even want to be president, but a judge instead. He was very narrow and not very public because he did not like the spotlight of the presidency.
Contributions - C -Taft broke up many monopolies. Got the White House a bigger bathtub.
Woodrow Wilson Biorgarphy
Woodrow Wilson Report Card
Organization - A -Wilson helped make lives better by going after unfair businesses as well deceasing tariffs and making a new federal income tax.
Professionalism - A -Woodrow Wilson had focused on making Americans' lives better for all ages, by helping children receive an education, which many take for granted today.
Contributions - A -Wilson had America remain neutral in World War 1 which saved many lives, and when we joined the war we dramatically changed the course of the war and tides had turned.