A simple and poor society can exist as a democracy on the basis of sheer individualism, but a rich and complex industrial society cannot so exist.
Health and the Environment
Look I built conservations and national parks to protect environment.
Roosevelt and Civil Rights
Welcome to the White House, Booker T. Washington. Let's have dinner together, and talk about politics and racism.
Roosevelt filed suits to trusts which established monopolies or hurt the public interest. He intervened the problem between mine operators and miners, and regulate the railroads which helped boost the government's power
Roosevelt passed the Meat Inspection Act after reading The Jungles. He passed the Pure Food and Drug Act which calls for true labeling. He built conservations and national parks to protect environment.
Roosevelt didn't really support civil right, but he did support a few individual African American.