Theodore Roosevelt Essays

Extent of Government Change Under

It was during this time that the Federal Government first began promoting things like worker safety on the job. For example, the Railway Safety Appliance Act was passed during this time. It required railroads to install safety devices such as steps and handrails on their engines and cars to reduce the number of industrial accidents. President Theodore Roosevelt vastly increased the traditional perception of the role of the federal government. His policies, such as “Big Stick Ideology” abroad and the…

Read >>

Long

Support, Modify, or Refute: The Monroe Doctrine ushered in a new era of US foreign policy The Monroe Doctrine was established in the early 19th century written by, of course, James Monroe. This document ushered in a new era of US foreign policy by stepping their foot down and showing the rest of the world how powerful they could be. This was when the US was slowly figuring out the power they could hold. This document stated that the US…

Read >>

In a Dark Time by Theodore Roethke

In the first stanza of the poem “In a Dark Time”, the reader gets the sense that not only is the author describing himself using “dark” visuals including “shadow” and “shade”, but that he is using natural scenery as well in order to set the audience up for the rest of the poem. The same line that contains those visuals also would seem to impart a certain time of day, dusk. This could also be thought of as a way…

Read >>

Spanish American War

In the 1890’s the United States became more aggressive and expansionistic than it had been for the past few decades. There was apparently a hunger for foreign conquest. The conflict with Spain derived mainly from the American desire to help the beleaguered Cubans with their independence from Spain. Americans wanted the war, which could well have been avoided, but they had little understanding of what the reults of the war would be. I believe American entry into the Spanish-American war…

Read >>

The Progressive Movement

Some forms of progressive movement are progressivism which embraces the widespread of many sided efforts to build a better society; scientific investigation the studies by the federal government of immigration; child labor; economic practices and social research by privately funded foundation; academic expertise to have the skills and knowledge about the problems America was facing during the 1900; pragmatism which judged ideas by their consequences; and muckraker journalists who exposed the underside of American life. During this time there were…

Read >>

Supreme Court’s Rule of Reason

The United States Supreme Court created the Rule of Reason as the basic principle in regards to anti-trust cases. It was created as a result of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey v the United States. The government tried Standard Oil due to violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. They claimed it had used its powers to prevent other oil companies from being created. After this, it became a principle of the time period, on a case by case…

Read >>

The Square Deal

The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt’s domestic program formed upon three basic ideas: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.[1] Thus, it aimed at helping middle class citizens and involved attacking plutocracy and bad trusts while at the same time protecting business from the most extreme demands of organized labor. In contrast to his predecessor William McKinley, Roosevelt was a Republican who believed in government action to mitigate social evils, and as president denounced “the representatives…

Read >>

The Administration of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt, who was 42 when he became President after the assassination of William McKinley, was the youngest man ever told to hold that office. “Teddy” or “T.R.,” as he was called, was one of the nation’s most dynamic and colorful Presidents, remembered perhaps as much for his spirited personality as for the accomplishments of his administration (Pringle, 2006). Roosevelt had tremendous energy and wide-ranging interests. He was a patrician and…

Read >>