How Did Roosevelt And Wilson Contribute To Progressivism

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On the surface, it may seem as if Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson have nothing in common, but both men shared their generation's enthusiasm for ''progressivism'' – an immensely influential movement whose primary goal was to expand the role of American government so that it could play a more active part in dealing with the nation’s social and economic issues. It was with this way of “progressive” thinking, with which they both transformed the nature of the presidency and the executive branch of the government by expanding the powers of the presidency. Throughout the late 1800s, Congress was branch of government that had the most power. And although the executive branch began to gain power around the 1880s, Roosevelt was able to make the

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