PROGRESSIVE ERA THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION
NATARSHA R. JENKINS
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
During the time of The Great Depression it was no one to blame. There was so much truth to this generalization but the reality of it all was much more complicated. This was the era were women’s movement came about and the progressives sought out to spread many ideas throughout the world with the best intentions in mind. The Americans economy could have really used a reboost during this time. None of the Presidents had no clues of how to fix the things that was at stake.
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In 1943 Allied leaders faced the question of how to translate these initial successes into a strategy for winning the war. Roosevelt and Churchill avoiding a direct assault on France or Germany agreed to invade. They were making progress on other fronts too. The United States had launched its first offensive in the Pacific at Guadalcanal finally winning a foothold there.
Roosevelt prosecuted several companies for breaking the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 which was the federal governments first attempt to break up monopolies but which was not widely used until Roosevelt took office. He also developed and used the Hepburn Act of 1906 which limited prices that railroads could charge and allowed the federal government to monitor the financial books of the large railroads companies. In 1912 a dispute between Teddy Roosevelt and Taft over the issue of conservation led Roosevelt himself to form a third party the Progressive Party to win back the presidency from his successor. But in the end they lost to candidate Woodrow Wilson. Wilson platform...