A PowerPoint presentation with a bellringer activity (states & capitals). Lesson begins with an examination of "Teddy" Roosevelt's biography and continues with an examination of the "Square Deal", including TR's view of big industry, Trusts, the food & drug companies, and the environment. Lesson continues with TR and William Howard Taft's rift, TR's campaign of "New Nationalism", the formation of the Progressive Party, and the election of 1912. Lesson concludes with an activity - reading a portion of Roosevelt's "New Nationalism" speech with questions to consider that can easily be converted into topics for a class discussion. Also includes learning objectives (Williamson County scope & sequence based on Tennessee standards) and a short homework assignment.