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Title: ESSAY #5
Description: President Theodore Roosevelt

Mr. Purdy - December 11, 2008 12:20 AM (GMT)
(2007 FRQ) To what extent did the role of the federal government change under President Theodore Roosevelt in regard to TWO of the following? (1) Labor, (2) Trusts, (3) Conservation, (4) World Affairs

Mr. Purdy - January 17, 2009 10:05 PM (GMT)
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 “Square Deal” at home, expanded the influence of the government on manifold levels. Two cases, however, that of trust-busting and that of conservation, specifically accentuate this expansion.

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SupaFlyy - January 26, 2009 03:04 AM (GMT)

In the year 1901, President William McKinley had just been assassinated, and America needed a leader to which she could turn to. Theodore Roosevelt became the new president, and unbeknownst to the people, would immortalize the presidency forever. Roosevelt made considerable efforts at the conservation of the planet for future generations by use of the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902 and by establishing the Bureau of Reclamations and broke up the destructive and all too powerful trusts that were ruling corporate America by instating the Clayton Antitrust Act and the Expedition Act of 1903, during what would later become known as the Progressive Era.

Ashley Hurst - January 26, 2009 09:52 PM (GMT)
During Theodore Roosevelt’s term in office, changes in the government began to be made. Roosevelt’s mindset was to change the role of the government for the betterment of the economy during the Progressive Era. Through trying to break up trusts in the government, such as the Sherman Anti-Trust Acts, he believed he could change the U.S. government for the better. Conflicts from labor (the Square Deal) and conservation during the Progressive Era helped Roosevelt change multiple roles of the federal government.

By: Nicole Wartko and Ashley Hurst

leoveiga - January 26, 2009 10:42 PM (GMT)
President Theodore Roosevelt greatly increased the role of the federal government during his presidency from 1901 to 1909. Roosevelt elevated the government’s involvement everywhere from the American laborer to their employers, the big corporations and their trusts. The supreme court decision of Muller V. Oregon set limits on the working hours for women, and the Expedition Act of 1903 helped speed up the prosecution of antitrust suits. These steps from a pure laissez faire economy to the government trying to safely regulate “big business” reflected the increased role of the government in America during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.

by: Leo Veiga and Annalise

Kristoffer - January 27, 2009 01:51 AM (GMT)
A dog that was all bark, the Federal Government lacked any true power, or leaders, to battle social issues and economic titans. Theodore Roosevelt changed much of this. One of the biggest concerns, with numerous organizations, strikes and parties to fight for change, was labor, progressed by the Three’s Cs of the Square Deal. One of the most prominent harms, that possibly had more power than the government itself, were the trusts. The trusts were giant mega-corporations that basically ruled the economy ruthlessly. In all, the time period in which Theodore Roosevelt claimed the presidency was a period of reform and change, whether in helping labor or busting trusts.

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JacoB - January 27, 2009 02:41 AM (GMT)
The election of Theodore Roosevelt into office helped to spark one of the most extensive changes the Federal Government had ever experienced. The role the government had once had in labor and environmental conservation was about to transform. In the country's labor policies, the government now found the role as the mediator, whereas before it found itself as the enforcer. The environment saw the government as its new protector, with millions of acres being set aside for wildlife and conservation. Hence, the government was now taking a more active part in the development of the nation.

slemaux - January 27, 2009 03:29 AM (GMT)
As an economic and social counselor for America, President Theodore Roosevelt assisted his country in overcoming the business class and working class dilemmas through his term period of 1901 -1909. President Roosevelt broke up many rallies and strikes by regulating the work force with his Square Deal. During the time of economic domination of big operations, Roosevelt managed to bust trusts, and restore the governments’ place within the business world. , while sorting out issues with the labor force and trusts throughout his term, Theodore Roosevelt brought peace and reform to America’s struggles.

By: Sarah Lemaux and Lauryn Farver

MANBEARPIG - January 27, 2009 11:04 PM (GMT)
During his presidency from 1901 to 1909, Theodore Roosevelt established several ideals in helping the country. His Square Deal proposed the idea of furthering the betterment of laborers and the act of breaking down big corporations. Besides attacking these corporations, Roosevelt used his "Big Stick" to break the trusts and bonds that were holding these monopolizing businesses together. Roosevelt's policies being supported by the federal government and its gradual increase of power ultimately provided for a prosperous economy to help the people of America.

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eddie rodriguez - January 28, 2009 12:49 AM (GMT)
Theodore Roosevelt was a direly needed president in the UNited States. HE came out when the nation was need of great change. His use of the federal government vastly helped change the American delimma, though his use of it completely different from the previous presidents of the Gilded Age. As he destroyed trusts with monopolized businesses across the nation he earned himself the nickname "Trustbuster." With trust broken he created many new opportunites for the middle and lower classes. Thus Roosevelts use of the federal government helped bring much needed change in monopolized businesses and labor modifications.

Eddie Rodriguez and Spencer Cantor

megan_norkunas - January 28, 2009 01:44 AM (GMT)
As the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt looked for a way of change when he took the presidency in 1901. This change would come with the initiation of new policies and rules, such as the Square Deal, which attempted to even out the powers of the large corporations and regulate the work force. Roosevelt also instilled the "Trust Busters". This broke up the bond between the government and businesses. President Roosevelt brought reform to America's economic stuggles.

Luke S. - January 28, 2009 01:59 AM (GMT)
Theodore Roosevelt brought the executive branch out of a hopeless era in which the “big business” quite possibly had more power than the president. Two major problems of the period allowed for altercations to be made in the ability of federal government to control most plights in the U.S. The first of the two areas Roosevelt helped was the labor crisis in which the blue-collar class was vying for higher wages and lower hours by going on strikes. The other indirect contribution to empowering the federal government was found in trusts that controlled the economy and practically ran it into the ground to help out the few already wealthy citizens. Both being economically stemmed, Theodore overtook the dilemmas by using programs such as the Square Deal that dealt with both sides of the predicament along with other legislation such as The Clayton Antitrust Act, all the while strengthening the government’s presence in society.

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Josh - January 28, 2009 02:17 AM (GMT)
Essay #5-

Throughout the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, many changes were placed in effect that had lasting effects on the American government. Roosevelt led the United States in a new direction regarding foreign affairs; an example being the revision of the Monroe Doctrine in the early 1900s. In addition to dealing with world events, Roosevelt tackled the issues of the injustices committed by the monopolies and trusts that were, essentially, controlling the U.S. economy. These implications caused radical alterations throughout America that were in direct contrast to its previous period of isolationism.

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jlamay - January 28, 2009 02:21 AM (GMT)
Conservation and Trusts both changed drastically in regards to the role of the federal government during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt set up wild life acts out West in hopes of protecting the species of animals that inhabited the land. During his stint as President, Roosevelt also set out to preserve the already shrinking national forests from what damage he could. Breaking up trusts was also something that Roosevelt felt strongly about. Attempts such as the Clayton Antitrust act, initiated by Roosevelt, was created to help break up the major trusts found inside the United States.

Kathryn McMillin and Jessie Lamay

paolette - January 28, 2009 03:09 AM (GMT)
Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States for the time period of 1901 to 1909. During his two terms he made changes that enhanced our federal government's power to a successful extent. Roosevelt's Square Deal regulated the workforce by improving breaking down big corporations. He busted trusts which decreased the overtaking of large monopolies. Theodore Roosevelt heightened the influence of the federal government by using its power to cut trusts and improve labor.

Jessica Elinburg and Paolette Matute

Demi - January 28, 2009 05:03 AM (GMT)
Conditions in the United States were looking bleak in the years after the Reconstruction up to World War One, from around 1877 to 1914. However, Theodore Roosevelt was a breath of fresh air for workers and laborers throughout the nation. Through careful consideration and thought, Roosevelt developed policies for dealing with the trusts that were monopolizing the business in America. He also helped strike a balance between worker and employer, as he cooled down labor tensions. A president with very firm beliefs, Theodore Roosevelt revolutionized the way the federal government looked at Labor problems and trusts.

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Derrick Bland - January 29, 2009 12:36 AM (GMT)
From the time period of 1901-1909, many changes in the Government, social systems, and ideological standpoint were evident. The 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt played a major role in foreign policies as a strong attempt to deal with the current world. Further, “Teddy” Roosevelt was able to destroy a large amount of the Nation’s Big Business monopolies through what was know as the “Trust Busting” Era. Overall, because of Mr. Roosevelt’s ability to control the world market abroad, as well as his ability make peace within the government at home, an extensive amount of changes were made for America.

Derrick Bland, Patrick Doyle

Mitch - January 29, 2009 02:09 AM (GMT)
Theodore Roosevelt transformed the role of the federal government in his two terms from 1901-1909. His active role in the regulation of business gave him the nickname "trustbuster," because of his efforts to fracture big businesses. Roosevelt was as much involved with affairs within his country as he was with the ones surrounding him working equally hard with America's foreign affairs. President Roosevelt strived to use the government to improve all areas of American life, which lead to rapid change during his two terms as president.

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