Theodore Roosevelt Square Deal Essay

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Teddy Roosevelt led a regiment known as the rough riders during the Spanish- American War and came out of the war hero. He was the Vice President to William McKinley until he died a year into his term of natural causes. As Vice President he was then made the president of the United States. Theodore promised the American people the Square deal. The square deal was a deal to conserve natural resources, control corporations, and consumer protection. This deal awarded him with the title of the first progressive president. In the beginning the republicans were seen as the first progressive party. Roosevelt was the first president to acknowledge the right for the people to hold a strike. He called in the coal mine labor unions and comes up with an

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