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Theodore Roosevelt. Presidency. President from 1901-1909 Youngest president Led America to Progressive toward progressive reform and strong foreign policy In foreign policy, President Roosevelt was forceful, even threatening, with some foreign powers

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Theodore Roosevelt


Presidency

  • President from 1901-1909

  • Youngest president

  • Led America to Progressive toward progressive reform and strong foreign policy

  • In foreign policy, President Roosevelt was forceful, even threatening, with some foreign powers

  • Won Nobel Peace Prize for mediating Russo-Japanese war


War with Spain

  • War with Spain started in 1898

  • Roosevelt organized a group of volunteers for service called Rough Riders, many were his friends went to fight in Cuba


  • Early in his presidency Roosevelt promised businessmen and industrialist that he wouldn’t attempt to limit their actions in he financial world

  • In his first years of office he began to reign in the excess of big trust

  • These monopolies became a main target of the Roosevelt administration


  • During a 1902 coal strike, 140,000 members if the United Mine Workers challenged their employers for better pay and improved working conditions

  • Public opinion was on the side of the miners

  • When the mine owners balked at Roosevelt’s heavy-handed involvement, he threatened to call out the army and have soldiers occupy and operate the mines

  • A settlement soon came with a pay increase for the miners


  • Known for his boldness energy and American spirit

  • Avid Outdoorsman

  • Scholar

  • Enthusiastic reader

  • Author of several books of American history


Famous saying

“I do not believe that anyone else has ever enjoyed the White house as much as I have”


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