Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal Presidency 1901 – 1908 Read pp. – 535-540 and take notes using the chart below Regulating Big Business Protecting the Environment In 1903 Congress passed the Elkins Act, The Elkins Act ensured that all customers paid the same rates for shipping their products. Roosevelt believed that each generation had a duty to protect and conserve natural resources for future generations. The Hepburn Act of 1906 strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), giving it the power to set maximum railroad rates The Newland Reclamation act of 1902 reflected Roosevelt’s belief.It allowed the federal government to create irrigation projects to make drylands productive Roosevelt doesn’t like trust Create a national forest Which law(s) do you feel were important? How would you rate Teddy as a president? I feel like they were important both but the the environment protecting is more important. if Roosevelt haven’t started to protected the environment, right now America may have no tree anymore.