National loyalty[ edit ] In an article on immigration, Roosevelt said: We welcome the German and the Irishman who becomes an American. We have no use for the German or Irishman who remains such He must revere only our flag, not only must it come first, but no other flag should even come second".
By the reform upheaval was too strong to be contained within state boundaries. Moreover, certain problems with which only the federal government was apparently competent to deal cried out for solution.
McKinley might have succeeded in ignoring the… Once he won that election—overwhelmingly defeating the Democratic contender Alton B. Parker by to electoral votes—Roosevelt put teeth into his Square Deal programs. He pushed Congress to grant powers to the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate interstate railroad rates.
Also inRoosevelt pressed Congress to pass the Pure Food and Drug and Meat Inspection actswhich created agencies to assure protection to consumers. American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Sources: At his urging, Congress created the Forest Service to manage government-owned forest reserves, and he appointed a fellow conservationist, Gifford Pinchotto head the agency.
Simultaneously, Roosevelt exercised existing presidential authority to designate public lands as national forests in order to make them off-limits to commercial exploitation of lumber, minerals, and waterpower. Roosevelt set aside almost five times as much land as all of his predecessors combined, million acres Theodore Roosevelt photographed in Colorado in Library of Congress, Washington, D.
Every year he asked for bigger appropriations for the army and navy. Congress cut back on his requests, but by the end of his presidency he had built the U.
Navy into a major force at sea and reorganized the army along efficient, modern lines. To meet such threats, he framed a policy statement in that became known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. It stated that the United States would not only bar outside intervention in Latin American affairs but would also police the area and guarantee that countries there met their international obligations.
Construction began at once on the Panama Canalwhich Roosevelt visited inthe first president to leave the country while in office. He considered the construction of the canal, a symbol of the triumph of American determination and technological know-how, his greatest accomplishment as president.
Roosevelt showed the soft-spoken, sophisticated side of his diplomacy in dealing with major powers outside the Western Hemisphere. In Asia he was alarmed by Russian expansionism and by rising Japanese power. In —05 he worked to end the Russo-Japanese War by bringing both nations to the Portsmouth Peace Conference and mediating between them.
More than just to bring peace, Roosevelt wanted to construct a balance of power in Asia that might uphold U. Contrary to his bellicose image, Roosevelt privately came to favour withdrawal from the Philippines, judging it to be militarily indefensible, and he renounced any hopes of exerting major power in Asia.
He saw British and U. In secret instructions to the U. Especially after a financial panic inhis already strained relations with Republican conservatives in Congress degenerated into a spiteful stalemate that blocked any further domestic reforms.
Roosevelt also moved precipitously and high-handedly to punish a regiment of some African American soldiers, some of whom had allegedly engaged in a riot in BrownsvilleTexas, in which a man was shot and killed.
Although no one was ever indicted and a trial was never held, Roosevelt assumed all were guilty and issued a dishonourable discharge to every member of the group, depriving them of all benefits; many of the soldiers were close to retirement and several held the Medal of Honor. On his return he became ineluctably drawn into politics.
For a while, he tried not to take sides between progressive Republicans who supported his policies and those backing President William Howard Taft. Both policy differences and personal animosity eventually impelled Roosevelt to run against Taft for the Republican nomination in Roosevelt spoke both from conviction and in hopes of attracting votes from reform-minded Democrats.
Roosevelt had been shot in the chest by a fanatic while campaigning in Wisconsinbut he quickly recovered.And his philosophy that business should be subject to strict state regulation would have any modern-day Republican foaming at the mouth. He once said: The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, Theodore Roosevelt Quotes.
Theodore Roosevelt "haying", , Courtesy: Library of Congress. The Roosevelt Museum of Natural History opened its doors in Theodore Roosevelt and World Order presents a new understanding of TR's political philosophy while shedding light on some of today's most vexing foreign policy dilemmas.
Most know that Roosevelt served as New York police commissioner during the s, warring on crime while sponsoring reforms that reflected his good-government convictions.
She uses Roosevelt’s library, including his own writings, to reconstruct effectively the complicated and evolving puzzle that was Theodore Roosevelt’s political philosophy. —The Historian “A thorough, fair, balanced account of [Roosevelt’'s] political thought.
APUSH Ch. STUDY. Theodore Roosevelt: A) was the first president to listen to the pleas of progressives and invite them to the White House. B) believed that government regulation of business was undesirable.
frequently had little understanding of working-class life. E. A result of Theodore Roosevelt’s philosophy about conservation was A)the regulation of the drug industry. History. 5 points A result of Theodore Roosevelt’s philosophy about conservation was A)the regulation of the drug industry.
B)the creation of new railroads. C)the creation of national parks. There are several major results of /5(42).