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What did President Roosevelt mean by a "square deal," and how did he try to achieve it?

My answer: By a "square deal," President Roosevelt meant fairness, as he saw the government as an empire, for workers, customers, and big business. To ensure both this and to root out "crookedness," Roosevelt used the Sherman Antitrust Act.

  • Social Studies (Ms. Sue) -

    That's right, but not complete. You should add the three C's as explained in the first paragraph of this article.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Deal

  • Social Studies (Ms. Sue) -

    By a "square deal," President Roosevelt meant fairness , as he saw the government as an empire, for workers, customers, and big business. To ensure both this and to root out "crookedness," Roosevelt used the Sherman Antitrust Act. He also meant this as the conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. Thus, these demands aimed at helping middle class citizens and involved attacking plutocracy and terrible trusts while at the same time protecting business from the most extreme demands of organized labor.

  • Social Studies (Ms. Sue) -

    Great!

    :-)

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