What Was Roosevelt's Prime Objective Or Destructive Of Trusts?

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Roosevelt’s prime objective was not destructive of trusts, but a concern that the public not suffer unduly because of trusts.”
The coal strike of 1902 would usher in a new kind of progressive politics. TR would make his wish for government intervention a reality with the advent of his trust busting campaign. Roosevelt would use the power of the executive branch as a means form dismantling monopolies in the private sector. A prime example of TR’s trust-busting policies was his 1902 battle with Northern Securities Company, a highly regarded railroad trust backed by money men such as J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, and Harriman. Their company controlled most of the nation’s railroads and earned nearly four-hundred million annually. In 1902,
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This case set many of the legal preceded that would later be used by the government to subvert business. FDR would follow in his cousins footsteps, by helping creating a climate that was not inclusive for big business. He did not overtly litigate corporations away, he used careful legislation to encourage the closure through non-compliance and market manipulation. Facing an unprecedented economic depression, FDR would adapt TR’s role as a reformists to help throat the economic downturn. In an attempt to jump start American industry, FDR created the NIRA which, championed national economic planning over that of individuals and competition. The NIRA, as discussed earlier created two new federal agencies, the NRA and the PWA. These new government appendages were charged with boosting the nation’s economy. The PWA took on enormous public works and conservation programs. While the NRA directly involved the federal government into private business …show more content…
The PWA used government resources as a means of preserving our country. The Civilian Conservation Corps payed citizens to clean up and create national parks. TR, a naturalists with a great fondness for the outdoors started this family tradition with the establishment of the United States Forest Service which allowed him to use his executive power to establish five national parks. He effectively expanded government control of land by nationalizing nearly 230 million aches of land. The NIRA created new agencies, a legacy was rooted in TR’s administration. In his time in office, TR grew the size of the federal government thought he passage of the Pure Food and Drug act and the meat packing act, which resulted in the creation of the FDA. As we can see both of the respective Roosevelts created new regulations and agencies in order to protect the country. Both followed a progressive path, which set the precedents for the future growth of the

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