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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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presidency
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
  • 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
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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
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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
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Known for his boldness energy and American spirit

  • Avid Outdoorsman
  • Scholar
  • Enthusiastic reader
  • Author of several books of American history
famous saying
Famous saying

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

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