26th president (1901-1909), known for: conservationism, trust-busting, Hepburn Act, safe food regulations, "Square Deal," Panama Canal, Great White Fleet, Nobel Peace Prize for negotiation of peace in Russo-Japanese War.
Elected 27th President in 1909-1913, believed in conservation, trustbuster, Dollar Diplomacy. Chief Justice after presidency.
28th president of the United States (1913-1921), Democrat, known for World War I leadership, created Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Clayton Antitrust Act, progressive income tax, lower tariffs, women's suffrage (reluctantly), Treaty of Versailles, sought 14 points post-war plan, League of Nations (but failed to win U.S. ratification), won Nobel Peace Prize.
Bull Moose Party
Progressive Republicans who supported Theodore Roosevelt during the election of 1912
Ran for U.S. President five times as a socialist. The last attempt was made while he was serving time in prison for obstructing the draft of World War I.
an American efficiency engineer who wrote "The Principles of Scientific Management", which earned him the title "father of scientific management"
head of the U.S. Forest Service under Roosevelt; conservationist who believed that it was possible to make use of natural resources while conserving them
Taft's Secretary of the Interior, allowed a private group of business people to obtain several million acres of Alaskan public lands
leader of the National Woman's party, campaigned for an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution
archduke of Austria-Hungary who was assassinated at Sarajevo by a Serbian terrorist group called the Black Hand; his death was a main cause for World War I
election of 1912
T. Roosevelt split the republican party by running in the "bull moose party." Against Taft (republican), Debs (Socialist) and Wilson (democrat). Wilson won, but Roosevelt came second.
Federal Reserve Act
Woodrow Wilson's most notable legislative success, this 1913 act reorganize the American banking system by creating a network of twelve federal reserve banks authorzied to distribute currency.
Workers for Rockefeller coal mine in Colorado, 1914, were brutally murdered by state troopers after going on strike, leaving the company, and retaliating against it (attacking the Pinkertons). Drew national attention to the corruption of capitalism, and how the government sent in the troops to kill innocent civilians.
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Disaster at a New York factory in 1911 when 146 workers were either burned or jumped to their deaths from the eight or ninth floor, most of them young women.
Initially a tariff lowering tariff, but became a protective measure when compromises were made in the Senate. Harmed Taft's reputation (broke campaign promise of lower tariffs) and the unity of the Republicans.
The New Nationalism
Roosevelt's new set of principles which strayed away from his strong conservative views. He argued that human welfare was more important than property rights and believed in a powerful federal government.
the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
vera cruz incident
Major port city, located in east-central Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico; in 1914, Wilson ordered the U.S. navy to occupy the port
National American Woman Suffrage Association; founded in 1890 to help women win the right to vote
Location where the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austrian Empire was assassinated
First African American boxer to win the World Heavyweight title (1908), represented idea of the "New Negro" in early-1900s American culture.
a factory owner famous for his Model T. He developed the assembly line, which quickened production in factories, as well as the Model T.
Declared war on Serbia because Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand.