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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fair deal, square deal(noun)

    fair treatment


  1. Square Deal

    The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program formed upon three basic ideas: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. These three demands are often referred to as the "three C's" of Roosevelt's Square Deal. Thus, it aimed at helping middle class citizens and involved attacking plutocracy and bad trusts while at the same time protecting business from the most extreme demands of organized labor. In contrast to his predecessor William McKinley, Roosevelt was a Republican who believed in government action to mitigate social evils, and as president denounced “the representatives of predatory wealth” as guilty of “all forms of iniquity from the oppression of wage workers to defrauding the public.” Within his second term, he tried to extend his square deal further. Roosevelt pushed for the courts, which had been guided by a clearly delineated standard up to that point, to yield to the wishes of the executive branch on all subsequent anti-trust suits. In 1903, with Roosevelt's support, Congress passed the Elkins Act. This stated that railroads were not allowed to give rebates to favored companies any longer. These rebates had treated small Midwestern farmers unfairly by not allowing them equal access to the services of the railroad. The Interstate Commerce Commission controlled the prices that railroads could charge.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of square deal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of square deal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Neil Gorsuch:

    Anyone, any law is gonna get a fair and square deal with me.

  2. Frank Dane:

    A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean ... to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.

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