square deal

a fair and honest arrangement or transaction.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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Term used by Pres.

Theodore Roosevelt to describe his approach to social problems. It embraced his idealistic view of labour, citizenship, parenthood, and Christian ethics. He first used the term after the settlement of a mining strike in 1902 to describe the ideal of peaceful coexistence between big business and labour unions. The concept became part of the Bull Moose Party platform when Roosevelt became its candidate in 1912.

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▪ United States history
 description by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (Roosevelt, Theodore) (served 1901–09) of his personal approach to current social problems and the individual. It embraced Roosevelt's idealistic view of labour, citizenship, parenthood, and Christian ethics. Roosevelt first used the term following the settlement of a mining strike in 1902 to describe the ideal of peaceful coexistence between big business and labour unions. The Square Deal concept was later largely incorporated into the platform of the Progressive Party, when Roosevelt was its presidential candidate in 1912.

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