Compare And Contrast The Agendas Of Teddy Roosevelt And Woodrow Wilson

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The period between 1900 and 1920 witnessed tremendous changes in the social, political, and economic status of the United States. It was also forging ahead into world affairs thanks in part to the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the building of the Panama Canal. Discuss the various reforms that occurred during the Progressive Age. Compare the agendas of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Of the two, whose reforms were more beneficial to the people and whose were more beneficial to the growth of American power? Explain by using specific examples. Finally, does the United States deserve the bad reputation among its Latin American neighbors? Again, explain by using specific examples. The period between 1900 and 1920 went very dramatic changes …show more content…

But they both agreed on the progressive help that the country needed badly. In 1901, Teddy was elected president he had an idea in how he was going to run the country. He wants the United States to become a mass worldwide power. He would often use the term “Speak Softly but Carry a Big Stick”, which would be better known as the “Big Stick Policy”. Which mean he doesn’t want to fight with anyone but if someone pushes his buttons he will lash out in full war. This brought respect for the nation big it also brought a very bad representation to the United States, we were better known as bullies in this period. Teddy also wanted to force the U.S. government to police Latin American, this was known as his foreign policy. On the other hand, Woodrow was an Anti-imperialism, and didn’t want teddy’s ways of forcing over government in foreign countries. He wanted to separate out more democracy worldwide. He took out the governing of the Latin country, set governing only to the U.S. In 1914 Woodrow had issued a 14 points statement that would help create peace, and had an idea to create a “League of Nations” to help maintain that world peace. The funny part was he wanted to put the whole word peace in the hands of the league of nations, but he didn’t want to join it. Woodrow would try to overturn everything that teddy set out to do. Both of these agenda had their flaws but, I would much rather lean toward Woodrow theory, than be considered as the asshole country in the whole world. Woodrow wanted to spread democracy throughout the world which I would also agree to try to create world peace and would benefit the people and give American powers

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