Taft had many accomplishments as president, but many were not recognized. One accomplishment of Taft’s was 80 antitrust suits. During the Taft administration, more than twice the numbers of antitrust suits were instigated than under Roosevelt. Major victories were won against Standard Oil of New Jersey and the American Tobacco Company, the Sugar Trust and U.S. Steel. Roosevelt was generally supportive of these Taft actions, but not the move against Morgan and U.S. Steel; the former president criticized Taft by proclaiming that Taft was unable to see the difference between a good trust and a bad one. Also
According to Doris, Roosevelt adopted many new powers for himself, and consequently the presidents that proceeded him (Doris). Doris explains that many of these positions he adopted had originally belonged to multiple departments throughout the federal government. Nevertheless, Franklin Roosevelt went against the constitution and adopted these powers for himself because he was egotistic and wanted more power than what was originally given to him (Doris). Doris continues to the interesting fact that Roosevelt “was an absolute master of media manipulation, and he invented most of the tactics that presidents use today” (Doris). Roosevelt’s actions of “buying off newspaper reporters” was surprising to me because most of the information I have read relays only the good aspects of Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, in reading Doris’s article, Doris enlightened me to many new ideas about Roosevelt and his practices as president. The final interesting fact Doris explained was the enumeration of actions that Roosevelt did that were unconstitutional. Throughout his article, Doris explains many different cases in which the actions of Franklin D. Roosevelt were completely unconstitutional. He furthers his explanation by stating it was only because Roosevelt was able to manipulate the media that he was credited as being the great president that ended Great
The speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are both meant to deliver a powerful message. Despite how similar these messages are, there are contrasting ideas that set the speeches apart. The speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy share similarities in their statements on freedom and the main purposes of the speeches themselves, while differing in historical context.
The Great Depression quickly altered America's view of liberalism and therefore, Roosevelt can be considered a liberal and Hoover a conservative, despite the fact that they did occasionally support very similar policies. The United States experienced political shifts during the Great Depression, which are described by Arthur Schlesinger’s analysis of eras in which public objectives were placed before personal concerns. It seems that the public view of what constitutes as liberal beliefs versus what is thought to be conservative beliefs shifts in a similar way.
Thesis: Because the Great Depression quickly changed America's view of liberalism, Roosevelt can be considered a liberal and Hoover a conservative, despite occasionally supporting similar policies.
In 1904 Roosevelt was re-elected for a second term in office. In 1906, he passed the Pure Food and Drug act. This group of laws protected American consumers from harmful food, drugs, and cosmetics. Roosevelt took advantage of his presidential powers to bust into foreign affairs in Latin America and resolved the Russo- Japanese war. This valiant act earned him a Nobel Peace Prize.
Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt were two of America’s great presidents. This is why I feel that both men were equally important in what they did and said they would do. Both in their own ways have added a little of what makes this country what it is today. Both had their own beliefs of how reform, empowerment of the people and foreign policy should be accomplished. As president, the main goal was to do what they felt best for the American people. In doing so, how different could they really be?
Two great men, two great presidents, led our nations to excellency and great success. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were hard working, intelligent men who were very familiar, but were also different in many aspects. Through their dedication to our country and their passion of politics they have made our country better.
Theodore Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents. He created the FDA and improved the position of the presidency greatly. Before Theodore came to be president, the position of presidency was slow and wasn’t very interesting so he made the executive branch more powerful by starting new reforms and a strong foreign policy. The life of a president is hard. It is full of stress, responsibilities, and a strong dedication the welfare of your country. Theodore had to deal with all of these presidential stresses, taking up much of his time. Do you know, though, that despite being a president, he led a life of excitement and freedom that many other presidents had never before experienced? Theodore, “Teddy” as his first wife Alice called him,
Roosevelt had two opportunities to involve America in World War II: Japan was at war with China, and Germany was at war with Great Britain, France and other countries. Both war zones presented plenty of opportunities to involve the American government in the war, and Roosevelt was quick to seize upon the opportunities presented.
Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt were both presidents during one of the most difficult times in American history, the Great Depression. To try and ease the hardships that many Americans were facing, each President developed many different programs. The different actions that each took to lessen the blow of the depression classified them as either a liberal or conservative. If their actions focused on helping the economy, they would be considered a conservative. If they were more focused on helping the lives of the American people, they would be classified as a liberal. Neither President can be labeled as strictly one. Although Franklin Roosevelt was
One of the most recognizable times Dollar Diplomacy was used in America was with President Taft to secure Latin America and East Asia. President Taft used a great method
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s program of relief, recovery, and reform that aimed at solving the economic problems created by the Depression of the 1930’s, was referred to as the New Deal. The Great Society was the name given to the domestic program of the U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson. Both programs had similar yet opposing points.
Very successful important foreign polices/treaties included NAFTA and GATT. Clinton forged a bipartisan coalition to pass North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which led to an increase in exports to Mexico by twenty-three percent in the first eleven months. He also led the fight to pass General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which lowered tariffs worldwide by $744 billion over ten years.