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The Square Deal (1904) was the term used by Theodore Roosevelt and his associates for the domestic policies of his administration, particularly with regard to economic policies, such as enforcement. The term is a general reference to the concept of a square deal being an agreement that is made between businesses and the consumers and workers. Roosevelt originally used the term "Square Deal" to encourage arbitration between a mining company and its striking workers. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th (1901–1909) President of the United States. ...

One of the major elements of Roosevelt's Square Deal was the promotion of antitrust suits. During his administration, the federal government initiated actions against 40 major corporations. He argued that some "bad" trusts had to be curbed, and "good" ones encouraged and that executive agencies ought to have discretion in picking out which were "good" and which were "bad." As such, Roosevelt pushed for the courts, which had been guided by a clearly delineated standard up to that point, to yield to the wishes of the executive branch on all subsequent anti-trust suits. This article is about anti-competitive business behavior. ...

Railroads were no longer allowed to give rebates to favored companies. The government controlled their rates for the benefit of shippers, which had the long-term negative effect of weakening the railroads, as they faced new competition from trucks and buses.

Meat had to be processed safely with proper sanitation, giving the advantage to large packing houses and undercutting small local operations. Foodstuffs and drugs could no longer be mislabeled, nor could consumers be deliberately misled to make a profit.


  • Brands, H.W. Theodore Roosevelt (2001) online edition
  • Gould, Lewis L. The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. (1991), the major scholarly study
  • Harbaugh, William Henry. The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt. (1963)
  • Morris, Edmund Theodore Rex. (2001), biography that covers 1901-1909
  • Mowry, George. The Era of Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Modern America, 1900-1912. (1954) online, major survey of aaa era
  • Rhodes, James Ford Rhodes. Thed McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909 (1922) [http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=6404794 onine

Edmund Morris during a CNN interview in 1999 Edmund Morris (born May 27, 1940 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a writer best known for his biographies of United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. ...

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Square Deal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (196 words)
The Square Deal (1904) was the term used by President Theodore Roosevelt and his associates for the domestic policies of his administration, particularly with regard to economic policies, such as antitrust enforcement.
The term is a general reference to the concept of a square deal being an agreement that is made fairly between businesses and the consumers and workers.
the square deal made things fair for everyone and controlled the money.
A square deal in Round 1? - The Boston Globe (2443 words)
Jeff Gorton, Boston's acting general manager, confirmed Friday that he has talked with other clubs about making a deal that would net the Bruins an NHL-ready roster player, and in turn the Bruins would surrender their No. 5 pick for a selection later in the first round.
In most cases, however, a club looking to deal with the Bruins would be looking to unload older and pricier talent.
With Joe Thornton and his $6.7 million per year erased from the Hub of Hockey, a deal for the 26-year-old Lecavalier could be one of the very few trades that truly would recapture fan interest on Causeway Street.
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