This essay assignment will focus on the different domestic policy programs of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson during the Progressive Era.
“Between Theodore Roosevelt’s Square Deal and Woodrow Wilson’s New Freedom domestic programs, which was more ‘progressive’?”
Chapter 20 in The Unfinished Nation
Woodrow Wilson speech on the New Freedom (see attachment)
“Theodore Roosevelt and the Definition of Office,” in The Progressive Presidents (see attachment)
“Woodrow Wilson and the Ambiguities of Reform,” in The Progressive Presidents (see attachment)
In writing your response you must answer the question directly and definitively in the first paragraph and choose one, so do not straddle the fence and answer that both were “progressive” and do not be ambiguous with your answer. You should answer the question in the first paragraph and the rest of your essay should be your explanation of why (the analysis). In the first paragraph of your essay you should define “progressive.” Use onlythe sources provided, and make sure you use all of the sources provided. Do not use outside sources, do not search the internet for alternate sources, use ONLY the sources provided.
You are not to answer these questions directly, they are provided only to stimulate your thinking on the assignment.
Also, What did Theodore Roosevelt emphasize in his reform program?
What did Woodrow Wilson emphasize in his reform program?
How did each address the issue of government regulation?
What authority did the federal government have in each of their programs?
Your essay should be at least 3 full pages in length not counting citations, double-spaced, use 12 pt. font (Times New Roman) and provide support and analysis for your answer. Make sure you address both Square Deal and New Freedom programs in your essay. All quotations must be cited; I do not require a specific format, though title of source and page number should be included.
Microsoft Word is recommended; if you use a different word processor I may not be able to open your file, and I cannot grade what I cannot open. I use originality software on all essays, so make sure your essay is your own writing. If the originality report is higher than 20% not original you should revise/edit your essay and resubmit it before the due date. Your grade will be based upon: 1) the logic and coherence of your answer; 2) directly and definitively answering the question and providing support and analysis; 3) grammar and organization; 4) using all sources provided.