Isolationism and Theodore Roosevelt Essay

870 Words May 14th, 2012 4 Pages
Theodore Roosevelt When it comes to isolationism in the United States, Theodore Roosevelt played a huge part. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. He served from 1901 to 1909. At first, he was only the vice president. But upon the assassination of President William McKinley, he was used as a replacement. Roosevelt’s mission during his presidency was to move Republicans into the progressive state of mind. He was the type of man who didn’t trust big business owners, and when he took them down they were called trust busters. But he did in fact believe in trust and capital, just not illegal practices. He also created the “Square Deal” which regulated railroads, pure foods and drugs. He saw this as a fair deal …show more content…
Once in office, he used his power to create the Elkins Act which regulated railroads and the Hepburn Act which favored merchants over the railroads. To raise more awareness about these acts he created a new federal department called Department Of Commerce and Labor. Upon hearing the clamor of the public discussing the conditions of food and drugs, Roosevelt pushed the congress to pass the Pure Food and Drugs Act. These acts provided inspections of

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