Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century.
President Theodore Roosevelt frequently advocated for the common person. He was called the “Trustbuster”. He fought for many reforms and government policies that favored working people over the wealthy industrialists. An ardent conservationist, Roosevelt took many steps to control the use of and to preserve natural resources. He has been described as was one of the most popular, most controversial and most significant presidents. He advocated for social reform, women's suffrage, child labor laws, the eight hour work day, workman's compensation and a living wage. At a time when people worked 7 days a week, he argued there should be one day of rest each week.
Many of the reforms that President Theodore Roosevelt put into place 100 years ago are being challenged today.
Select one of his reforms.
"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president." Theodore Roosevelt
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