Roosevelt's Square Deal. (Civil Rights (Failed to support black rights…
Roosevelt's Square Deal.
Failed to support black rights
Passed laws to help support them.
Health and Environment
Regulating drugs and food.
Roosevelt appointed a commission to check food and drugs.
Meat Inspection act.
Governments are left paying for inspections.
Pure foods and frug act.
Before regulation producers made wild claims about their product.
Manufactures had horrible food processing areas
The act made the areas more healthy.
Using Federal Power.
Stock holding companies.
Controlled 4/5 of the industries in the U.S.
Remove competition and raise prices.
Coal reserves ran low 5 months into strike.
Roosevelt settled the strike to keep business going
140,000 coal miners went on strike.
Law was passed to make sure wealthy railroad owners didn't collude to fix high prices.
Elkins act made it illegal for railroad officials to give rebates for particular railroads
The Heyburn act restricted the distribution of free railroad passes