Theodore's Roosevelt's Square Deal (Using Federal Power…
Theodore's Roosevelt's Square Deal
Using Federal Power
Stock Holding Companies
Removed Competition and then raised prices
teddy don't believe they were all bad
monopoly hurt the public
140,000 coal workers went on strike for more money
The Operators didn't care
Coal ran low, then Teddy help end the strike
Congress passed Interstate Commerence Act
Prohibits railroad owners from colluding and raise high prices
Cannot change the fixed rate without notifying the public first
Roosevelt and Civil Rights
failed to support civil rights for African Americans
Dismissed an entire regiment of African American soldiers accused of murder in Texas without question.
Then the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or the NAACP was founded in 1909.
Within 10 years, it's magazine, "The Crisis" reached 100,000 readers.
Health and Environment
Regulating Foods and Drugs
Roosevelt read "The Jungle"
He wanted an inspection of the meat factories
He passed the "Meat Inspection Act"
Replaced by more sophisticated techniques in the 1990s.
Pure Food and Drug Act
Companies made up lies about their food and medicines had alcohol and cocaine in it
In response, Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
It didn't ban harmful foods, but required all foods, medicines, and drinks to have labels and content information