Theodore Roosevelt The Square Deal Analysis

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The laissez-faire ideal system of government is one that involves the government being as distant and un-connected as possible from the economy as it can be. The economy should be freed of any government interferences or laws upon it. Through this freedom grants these businesses and companies the ability to create trusts, mergers, and even monopolies to only increase their own value and profit at the expense of the common man. These expenses to the common man can destroy society piece by piece through stripping the people of their own hard earned money through the unavailability of fair priced items that are essential for common life. These crimes to society can lead the people who make up the vast majority of it to starvation, death, and crime. …show more content…
Theodore Roosevelt manipulated the economy by fighting trusts that were harmful to America. He did this by rigorously enforcing the Sherman Anti-trust act that was something that past presidents never enforced. Another example of the government involving themselves in an economic issue are the actions of Theodore Roosevelt as president. Theodore Roosevelt brought his ideas of new nationalism into effect through his position of power truly benefitted Americans across the country. One part of Theodore Roosevelt’s changed that brought positive change is the square deal. The square deal was used to settle issues between company owners and worker unions. The square deals objective is to bring both sides an outcome that is fair and equal. For example in 1902 the united mine workers called a strike which would of rid the United States of the resource it needs to power a large majority of its machinery at the time. Theodore Roosevelt knew of this out come and how it would not only negatively effect the common man, but also large companies and businesses. Theodore intervened in the issue acting as a mediator and brought a square deal to make both sides of the negotiations accept. This government involvement saved the United States from unimaginable setbacks in business and power. Another example of the United States manipulation on the economy benefitting the common man are the Wilson reforms. Wilson fought for income equality for workers, which brought to seek fair pay for work. Wilson did this by regulating income. Also differentiating unions from trusts benefitted the union’s odds in negotiating and progressed the legitimacy of Unions and their

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