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Title: Taft


1
Taft Wilson As Progressives
  • Chapter 21
  • Section 2

2
Taft and Progressivism
  • How did Taft continue Roosevelts progressive
    policies?
  • Taft continued Roosevelts attack on trusts.
  • Sixteenth Amendment created federal income tax.
    (1913)
  • Seventeenth Amendment gave voters the right to
    elect Senators directly.

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Wilson Progressivism
  • What did Wilson contribute to the progressive
    movement?
  • Roosevelt ran again for president Bull Moose
    Party new progressivism.
  • Republicans divided Wilson won.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 prohibited a
    business to buy competitors stock allowed more
    gov. regulation of trusts allowed labor unions
    to expand and strike.

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Federal Reserve Act
  • Reformed the nations financial system.
  • Created the modern banking system, led by the
    Federal Reserve Board.
  • 12 regional federal banks that serve consumer
    banks.
  • Allowed banks to control the money supply.
  • Lowered interest rate that it charges member
    banks borrow more and have more money to lend.

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Wilsons Failure in Civil Rights
  • Wilson from the South believed in segregation,
    the practice of keeping whites and African
    Americans apart.
  • When elected approved segregation in the
    federal government.
  • White Southerners gained more federal support
    than they had since the Civil War.
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