The Progressive Presidents

A Comparision

Theodore Roosevelt

Born in New York City on October 27, 1858, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was governor of New York before becoming U.S. vice president. At age 42, Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest man to assume the U.S. presidency after President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. He won a second term in 1904. Known for his anti-monopoly policies and ecological conservationism, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in ending the Russo-Japanese War. He died in New York on January 6, 1919.

President Report Card: Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership:A, I gave him an "A" here because he was a great leader. He was our country's president and he was Supreme Court Justice. While he held those positions he helped others in many many ways like a good leader would and that is why the nation believed he was a good leader. He was also very involved in foreign affairs

Organization:A, I gave him an "A" here because he had several bill passed like the Square deal which was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program formed upon three basic ideas: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. These three demands are often referred to as the "three C's" of Roosevelt's Square Deal.and the Meat Inspection Act which was The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 (FMIA) is a United States Congress Act that works to prevent adulterated or misbranded meat and meat products from being sold as food and to ensure that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Professionalism:A, I gave him this grade because he was always professional about his job. He took it serious and never backed down which is why people thought that he was a serious and good president. He also got this grade because he wanted this job and did a amazing job at it. He even cared so much he tried to run for a third term after another president did bad.

Contributions:A, He got this grade because he did so much. He was protecting land and animals. He built several National Parks and other nice things too. That is also why he is called a Naturalists.He also limited big businesses. As President from 1901 to 1909, he signed legislation establishing five new national parks: Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Sully's Hill, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt - Mini Biography

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857. From a prominent political family, he followed his forebears into law and was on track to be a career jurist, well on his way to his dream job of sitting on the Supreme Court, when he was sidetracked for a term as the 27th U.S. president by his wife and Theodore Roosevelt. Taft finally achieved his dream of being elected chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1921, becoming the only person to have served both as a chief justice and president. Taft died in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 1930.

Presidential Report Card: William Howard Taft

Leadership: D+, I gave him this bad grade because he wasn't a good leader. He ruined the Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. He was less involved in "Trust Busting" and His government reforms also destroyed the all the conservation efforts that Theodore did. The only decent thing he enforced was the dollar diplomacy. The nation was quiet disappointed with him which is why he only served one term.

Organization: B, I gave him this because he got a good amount of stuff done like strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission and its ability to negotiate rates with railroads. He also undertook civil service reform and improved the performance of the postal service, and he passed the Sixteenth Amendment codifying the federal government's authority to tax income without apportioning it among the states. His staff was mainly good too.

  • Professionalism: D-,, I gave him this grade because he didn't even want to be president. This was just one of his steps to his dream job. His dream job was to become Supreme Court Justice. He wasn't even a good leader. He destroyed most of Teddy Roosevelt's plans and replaced them with bad ones.

  • Contributions: A, he got this because he deserves it. He did so much as a president. He ended several big businesses and he got roads to be built for cars. Taft is well known as a conservationists
  • President William Taft Biography

    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson, born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, spent his youth in the South, as the son of a devout Presbyterian family, seeing the ravages of the Civil War and its aftermath. A dedicated scholar and enthusiastic orator, he earned multiple degrees before embarking on a university career. In a fast rise politically, he spent two years as governor of New Jersey before becoming the two-term 28th president of the United States in 1912. Wilson saw America through World War I, negotiating the Versailles Treaty and crafting a League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations. He suffered his second stroke during the last year of his presidency and died three years after leaving office, on February 3, 1924, with sweeping reforms for the middle class, voting rights for women and precepts for world peace as his legacy.

    Presidential Report Card: Woodrow Wilson

    Leadership: A, I gave him this because he was a great leader. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, nicknamed the “schoolmaster in politics,” is chiefly remembered for his high-minded idealism, which appeared both in his leadership on the faculty and in the presidency of Princeton University. He led the nations through WWI and he helped raise awareness for women's suffrage.

    Organization: A, he got so much done during his presidency. He made tariff reductions, made banking reforms and made more anti trust laws.Wilson tackled three primary reforms on business, tariffs, and banking, as he had promised during his 1912 run for president. These became known as the "New Freedom." The fruits of those efforts were the passage of the Federal Trade Act, the Underwood Tariff Act, and the creation of the Federal Reserve System, which created a U.S. central banking system and allowed the government to issue Federal Reserve Notes as legal tender.

    Professionalism: A, I gave him this grade because he was a very serious president. He wanted to get so much done and was serious about it. He showed me this when he went to Europe as the first president to go there and went all around the world to negotiate with other leaders about the war

    Contributions: B+, he got banking reform under the auspices of the Federal Reserve System, tariff reduction, federal regulation of business, support for labor and collective bargaining, and federal aid to education and agriculture. He did so much. Also he was the president that started Mother's Day

    President Woodrow Wilson Biography

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