The Progressive Movement: Roosevelt, And Woodrow Wilson

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Progressive era (movement) had three presidents. Theodore (teddy) Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Roosevelt reforms were to try to balance the activity of business, consumers, and laborers. He passed the Pure Food and Drug Act. He also used the Sherman Antitrust Act to break up monopolies. Roosevelt adjusted the railroad shipping rates. He also supported conservation. These acts were successful until William Taft. William Taft won the election of 1908 with the help of Teddy Roosevelt. After becoming the president Taft signed the Payne-Aldrich tariff reducing some imported good’s rates but raising others. Although, he was successful, this angered the printing press; they criticized Taft in the newspapers, which hurt Taft’s
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