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        Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt | The Roosevelts

        Examine the powers of the Executive Branch in this lesson plan associated with Ken Burns' The Roosevelts. First, students read Article II of the Constitution and learn how past presidents exercised this power in practice. Then, students view the video clips below to examine how Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt carried out their executive duties during their respective terms in office. In the final activity, students produce a documentary examining one of the Roosevelt president's execution of power during a crucial time in history. See "Activity" below for the lesson plan.

        Trust Busting

        Theodore Roosevelt took on the Industrial Trusts and J.P. Morgan and triumphed.

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        United Mine Strike | The Roosevelts

        Theodore Roosevelt engineers an end to the coal miner’s strike but is criticized for violating his Constitutional authority.

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        Speak Softly

        Theodore Roosevelt's views on what makes a civilized nation.

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        Theodore Roosevelt Second Term Successes

        TR had many successes in his second term among them, the Hepburn & Pure Food and Drug Acts.

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        FDR Faces Great Crises

        FDR faces the two greatest crises of the 20th century: The Depression and WWII.

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        FDR and the Press

        FDR embraced the press and used them to communicate with voters.

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        New Deal I

        FDRs first 100 days legislation kicked off the New Deal.

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        New Deal II

        FDR thought the Government should take care of the people.

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        FDR and the Supreme Court

        In 1936 The Supreme Court overturned many of the new deal statutes.

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