(USA) The programme of Progressive political and economic reform proposals associated with the 1912 presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt. It comprised social reform through progressive taxation to reduce inequalities of wealth. He also proposed health and safety legislation aimed particularly at women and children, as well as accident insurance for workers. Roosevelt's programme also sought to promote the economy through enlightened reform, including low tariffs and trust regulation—but not abolition—for businesses.
Subjects: European History.