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									Theodore Roosevelt

         • The self-made man
           and his impact on
           American
           imperialism
• He was a sickly child.
• But through sheer will,
  muscular effort – and a
  lot of time outdoors – he
  became a powerful,
  passionate adult.
• Constantly injured
• Loved animals/nature
• Writing/politics/History
      Other life occurences
            Effects?
• At 28 years old, November, 1886, was police
  commissioner of New York City
  – Fought corruption & befriended Jacob Riis
  – Developed his progressive ideas
• Assistant Secretary of Navy (1897)
  – Alfred Thayer Mahan & John D. Long
• Lieutenant colonel of 1st U.S. Volunteer
  Cavalry Regiment (Rough Riders) in Spanish-
  American War (1898)
      Roosevelt Corollary
 & Other International Intrigue
• Added to the Monroe         • Arbitrated peace in
  Doctrine                      Russo-Japanese War
• U.S. could intervene in        – Awarded Nobel Peace
  Caribbean & Central              Prize in 1906
                                   (Portsmouth Treaty)
  American affairs to
  stabilize their economies   • Dispatched “Great
• Eager to prevent              White Fleet” of all 16
  competition for building      U.S. Navy modern
  a Panama Canal                battleships throughout
                                the world to show naval
                                dominance.
              And I quote!
•   “Speak softly and carry a big stick”
•   Bully Pulpit
•   Muckraker
•   “Good to the last drop”
•   “My hat is in the ring”
•   Lunatic Fringe
• “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who
  points out how the strong man stumbles, or
  where the doer of deeds could have done them
  better. The credit belongs to the man who is
  actually in the arena, whose face is marred by
  dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly;
  who errs and comes short again and again;
  because there is not effort without error and
  shortcomings; but who does actually strive to
  do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm,
  the great devotion, who spends himself in a
  worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end
  the triumph of high achievement and who at the
  worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring
  greatly. So that his place shall never be with
  those cold and timid souls who know neither
  victory nor defeat.”
            »                       Theodore Roosevelt

								
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