Chapter 8: The Progressive Era
Section 2: Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal


Main Idea:

As president, Theodore Roosevelt worked to give citizens a Square Deal through reforms


  • Describe the event of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency.
  • Explain how Roosevelt used to power of the presidency to regulate business
  • Identify laws passed to protect public health and the environment
  • summarize Roosevelt's stand on civil rights

People, places and terms:

Upton Sinclair


The Jungle

Theodore Roosevelt


Square Deal

Meat Inspection Act

Pure Food and Drug act





A . What actions and characteristics of Teddy Roosevelt contributed to his reputation as the first modern president?


B. What was significant about the way the 1902 coal strike was settled?


C. What similarities did the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act?


D. Summarize Roosevelt's approach to environmental problems?