Preserving Americ Protecting The Environment

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Erin Mahon
AP American Government
Mr. White
February 16, 2015
Preserving America
Beautiful foliage, rare animals, and natural wonders exist within the United States because they are protected and desirable. Unfortunately, in the modern world, there is less focus on how to improve and protect the environment. The focus has been shifted towards how to get the most out of the environment. An environmentalist would frown upon the industrial mannerisms that current policy has been backing. This shift has resulted in many looking back to the roots laid by former environmental leaders including Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. By turning back the clocks and looking at the great strides previously made towards helping the
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He served as the 26th President of the United States following the assassination of President McKinley. His presidency lasted for two terms through 1901 to 1909. Roosevelt was not satisfied with the performance of President William Howard Taft, so he began a progressive campaign under what is known as the Bull Moose Party in 1912. Roosevelt’s continuously progressive reforms and actions paved the way for his success as a President.
From the start, TR led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. “He took the view that the President as a "steward of the people" should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution." I did not usurp power," he wrote, "but I did greatly broaden the use of executive power."” (Friedel) This ideology allowed for Roosevelt to make great strides in terms of environmental policy and international relations.
The progressive era, although a time without war within the United States, was a response to the economic and social problems that rapid industrialization introduced to America. Although the movement began as a social movement, reaching its potential when Upton Sinclair
Mahon 3 released his novel The Jungle, the public opinion began to grow this movement into one that required attention from the law. The focus was on providing good education, a safe environment, and an efficient workplace. Ultimately the people wanted to feel
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