By Ed. by Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto.
American Progressivism is a one-volume version of a few of crucial essays, speeches, and ebook excerpts from the major figures of nationwide Progressivism. it really is designed for school room use, comprises an obtainable interpretive essay, and introduces each one choice with a short old and conceptual heritage. The introductory essay is written with the scholar in brain, and addresses the real features of revolutionary proposal and the function of Progressives within the improvement of the yank political culture. scholars of yankee political concept, American politics, American background, the presidency, Congress, and political events will locate this reader to be a useful resource for perception into Progressivism.
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Taft’s 1911 attempt to break, rather than regulate, United States Steel, resulted in public attacks by Roosevelt on this “archaic” and outmoded attempt to handle the trusts. Buoyed by a groundswell of support, Roosevelt entered the race in February 1912. In the following speech, delivered in Louisville in April, he identifies Taft with the forces of privilege arrayed against authentic progressives who champion the measures of direct democracy necessary to restore popular control of government. In his recent speech at Philadelphia President Taft stated that he was a Progressive, and this raises the question as to what a Progressive is.
However good the President’s intentions, I believe that his actions have shown that he is entitled to the support of precisely these men. Take the most important bit of legislation enacted by the last Republican Congress— the Rate Bill. When this bill was submitted by the Administration, it was a thoroughly mischievous measure, which would have undone the good work that has been accomplished in the control of the great railways during the last twenty years. In that shape it was reported out of the Senate committee by its ardent champion, Senator Aldrich.
41 within and without Wall Street which desire through their control over the servants of the public to be kept immune from punishment when they do wrong and to be given privileges to which they are not entitled. The big business concern that is both honest and far-sighted will, I believe, in the end favor our effort to secure thorough-going supervision and control over industrial big business, just as we have now secured it over the business of inter-State transportation and the business of banking under the National law.