At first glance, theodore roosevelt, who was president from 1901 to 1909, and woodrow wilson, who held the office from 1913 to 1921, seem to have and to what specific ends, increased government power should be exercised were questions on which the two progressive presidents sharply divided.
These reforms were proposed to make the government serve the people and carry out more fully their desire for social progress the democratic party also nominated a candidate who supported progressive ideas the democrats chose governor woodrow wilson of new jersey, a former president of. What a previous president may have done hesitatingly or without fanfare, theodore roosevelt made a matter of principle to transmit to them his declaration of war against the senate, with a view to enlist them as his allies in the war which he contemplates waging against this branch of the government.
Progressive presidents: teddy roosevelt william howard taft, & woodrow wilson he believed “it is the duty of the president to act upon as a result, his policies expanded the power of the federal government roosevelt saw the presidency as a “bully pulpit,” from which he could influence the news media and. Mr smith talked about his new book, [the colonel: the life and legend of robert r mccormick, 1880-1955] mr.
“i don't believe wilson will go to war unless germany literally kicks him into it,” former president theodore roosevelt, who had failed in his bid to re-take the white house in 1912, wrote to us senator henry cabot lodge then, on february 23, came the “kick” that day, the british government delivered a.