Progressive Presidents Project
By: Troy Mullenberg, and Ian Olson
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
After more political events, Roosevelt left a substantial mark on the country, but died on January 6th 1919 at age 60.
William Howard Taft
He later died on March 8th 1930 at his home in Washington D.C.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Taft used a cane made of 250,000 year old petrified wood.
Wilson was the first president to get a ph.D
Antiquities Act: Made it so the President could turn federal land into protected historical landmarks
Pure food and drug act: Prevents the sale, transport, and manufacturing of contaminated food and drug products
Hepburn Act: Used the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate the maximum amount the railroads can charge to ship goods
Publicity Act: Limited the amount of spending for political party's presidential campaigns, did not include the candidates contribution; however it was rarely enforced
The Mann-Elkins Act: placed the telephone, telegraph, radio, cable services, and other communications companies under the control of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Underwood Act: Lowered the cost of the imports on raw materials.
Underwood Tariff Act: Reduced tariffs on lots of goods, however made the first income tax.
Federal Reserve Act:Made an independent board to regulate the banking industry procedures.
Clayton Antitrust Act: made laws that regulated monopolies and justified strikes.
Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914: allowed the government to closely inspect companies that were included in interstate commerce, like meat packers and railroads
Citizen's Political Oppinions
Many believed (despite having passed the 19th amendment) that different races, or genders still weren't being treated fairly.
Some people thought that the government's choices were still ran by trusts, and large businesses.
Some citizens thought that the government was spending too much of it's resources into other countries issues, and events.
Analysis and Comparison
Wilson also rebuilt the banking structure of the country with the federal reserve act. This changed the money structure so the government could regulate the currency, and regulated the banking industries practices.
"Theodore Roosevelt." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2015.
"Woodrow Wilson." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2013. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.