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competition and many markets So in order to restore free competition President Roosevelt ordered the Justice department to prosecute the companies practicing a monopolies He in intervened in 1902 during the Anthracite Coal Strike when the United Mine Workers were willing to make a settlement but the coal operators stubbornly opposed to recognize their union Roosevelt stepped in and ended the strike he appointed a commission to rule on the issues Roosevelt also viewed the railroads as a problem and in 1903 the Elkins Act empowered the Interstate Commerce Commission to set its own fair freight rates This did very little to end the biased rebates that were given to favored corporations by the railroads because of the lack of enforcement but was valiant effort put forth by President Roosevelt Roosevelt also involved himself in many important conservative social relations The Secretary of treasury created an inspection organization to certify that cattle for export were free of disease With disappointing results Germany and other European countries banned the importation of American meat Federal regulation helped improve exports to Europe free competition another conservative effort In 1906 the Meat Inspection Act provided for federal and sanitary regulations and inspections in the meat packing facilities Also he worked to put in place the Pure Food and Drug Act which prohibited the manufacture sale and transportation of corrupted-labeled foods and drugs in accordance with consumer demands Roosevelt who was a big environmentalist also passed many conservation laws from 1902 to 1908 to create federal irrigation projects national parks and forests develop water power and establish the Nation Conservation Commission to oversee the nations resources Roosevelt had many successful accomplishments most of which were progressive in nature He was also was the 1st of the string of Progressive presidents Although Wilson may have had better results with his accomplishments than did Roosevelt with his These factors are why he is the more progressive of the two
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