Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive measures.

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  • How Progressive was T. Roosevelt?
    • Took action against "Northern Securities Company" and decided it was illegal. This struck fear into big businesses showing TR power.
    • Supoorted striking miners union.
    • Conserved million of federal forest reserves and set up national parks
    • 1906 - Hepburn act gave him the power to inspect railway companies and lay down the maximun rates they could charge to protect public from exploitation.
    • 1906 - pure food and drug act made manufacturers unable to sell badly labelled products that were out of date.
    • Maybe did not have the most progressive measures but had biggest impact due to his popularity with the public!
    • Square Deal - Became known as the "trust buster" as he regulated big business power.
      • Took action against "Northern Securities Company" and decided it was illegal. This struck fear into big businesses showing TR power.
      • 1906 - Hepburn act gave him the power to inspect railway companies and lay down the maximun rates they could charge to protect public from exploitation.

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