President Theodore Roosevelt supported Progressive reform through his efforts to enact government, welfare and conservation legislation. The reforms instituted by his administration continue to protect the safety and enh... More »

Theodore Roosevelt was a war hero, served as a steward of the people, became a trust buster, and became active in world politics. As the lieutenant colonel of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, he charged ... More »

Theodore Roosevelt ran against Alton Parker in the presidential election of 1904. Roosevelt was the incumbent president, having taken over the presidency when William McKinley was assassinated. More »

President Theodore Roosevelt became known as the "trust buster" in 1904 when his administration used the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to break up the Northern Securities Company. The Northern Securities Company was a monopoly ... More »

President Theodore Roosevelt made small strides in U.S. race relations, but he was not considered a leader of the civil rights movement. He spoke out publicly against race-based discrimination on a number of occasions. H... More »

Theodore Roosevelt greatly increased the power of the presidency, largely by taking the position that the president could exercise any right not specifically denied him by the Constitution. Previously, Congress had been ... More »

Franklin Roosevelt made a number of suggestions to spur the economy and help end the Great Depression, including introducing basic banking and welfare reforms. While many of his programs did not take effect until much la... More »