Woodrow Wilson's Presidency

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How was Woodrow Wilson's progressivism different from Theodore Roosevelt's?

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Roosevelt is best known for creating the modern National Park Service and creating many national parks in the Western United States. Roosevelt also signed the Food and Drug Act and the Meatpacking Inspection Act in order to protect the public from unsafe food and pharmaceutical products. Roosevelt was known as a trust-buster who did not see the size of the business as a problem provided that it grew by natural means. Roosevelt stepped in to regulate railroads through the Elkins Anti-Rebate Act and the Hepburn Act. Railroads could no longer gouge small shippers and give larger clients rebates. It was meant to ensure fairness. Roosevelt's domestic policy was called The Square Deal.

Wilson sought to lower tariff rates in order to help individual consumers. To counteract this, he was instrumental in passing a graduated income tax in 1913. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve in order to regulate banking. Wilson also created the Cabinet-level position of Department of Labor....

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