Roosevelt's Square Deal (Health and Environment (Regulating Foods…
Roosevelt's Square Deal
Using Federal Power
Stock holding companies
Teddy believe they were all bad
Monopoly hurt the public
Removed competition and then raised prices
1887 congress passed Interstate Commerce Act
Hepburn Act of 1906 limited free train passes
Members of the arbitration commission were examples of such experts.
140,000 coal miners in Pennsylvanian
right to organize union
1903 the commission issued its compromise
miners wanted a 10 percent pay raise
Health and Environment
Regulating Foods and Drugs
Meat Inspection Act
Required labels on food
Pure Food and Drug Act
Passed in 1906
Ban harmful contents
changing relationship between the federal government and private businesses during this period.
Conservation and Natural Resources
1887, the government stood by while private interests gobbled up the shrinking wilderness.
shortsightedly exploited their natural environment.
cleaned up cities with dumpsters and sewage systems
1.5 million acres of water-power sites
Conservationists like Roosevelt and Pinchot, however, did not share the views of Muir, who advocated complete preservation of the wilderness
Under the National Reclamation Act of 1902
Roosevelt and Civil Rights
As president, Roosevelt—like most other Progressives—failed to support civil rights for African Americans
Roosevelt appointed an African American as head of the Charleston, South Carolina, customhouse.
In 1905 they held a civil rights conference in Niagara Falls.