What was Theodore Roosevelt's "New Nationalism"?

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The New Nationalism was Theodore Roosevelt's major platform during the presidential election of 1912.  It was based on the idea of "Hamiltonian means to achieve Jeffersonian ends."  What this meant was that Roosevelt wanted the government to be relatively interventionist just as Hamilton had.  But he wanted to use government...

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The New Nationalism was Theodore Roosevelt's major platform during the presidential election of 1912.  It was based on the idea of "Hamiltonian means to achieve Jeffersonian ends."  What this meant was that Roosevelt wanted the government to be relatively interventionist just as Hamilton had.  But he wanted to use government intervention to achieve things that Jefferson would have agreed with, things that were democratic and egalitarian.  Therefore, he proposed such policies as graduated income and inheritance taxes, stronger regulation of companies, and workers' compensation.  Roosevelt hoped that this would prevent special interests from having too much power and would allow the government to promote social justice.

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