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 »

Progressives believed that the government was an agent for change in the social justice movement, according to The George Washington University. Progressives were mainly from urban areas, Caucasian, economically stable a... More »

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The Progressive Movement targeted urban problems at the beginning of the 20th century. A number of abuses carried out by corporate owners and political leaders prompted calls for reform and municipal, state and national ... 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 »