This activity might not be viewable on your mobile device.Video segment. Assistance may be required. Watch the video below to hear Theodore Roosevelt comment on the Square Deal.

"We must act upon the motto of all for each and each for all. There must be ever present in our minds the fundamental truth that in a republic such as ours the only safety is to stand neither for nor against any man because he is rich or because he is poor, because he is engaged in one occupation or another, because he works with his brains or because he works with his hands. We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less."
-Speech on the Square Deal in Dallas, Texas on April 5, 1905
Source:The Square Deal, wiki
Image of a photo of Theodore Roosevelt speaking on an American –flag draped podium in front of a crowd. There are two photos of the same image side by side. Source:Theodore Roosevelt, 1s01977, Underwood & Underwood, Library of Congress

"A square deal for every man, big or small, rich or poor" - President Roosevelt, Lynn, Mass.

So what's the "Square Deal"?

The Square Deal was Theodore Roosevelt's domestic policy based on three basic ideas: protection of the consumer, control of large corporations, and conservation of natural resources. Click on each of the ideas below to learn a little more about each one.

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