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Theodore Roosevelt

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FC: President Roosevelt | Moriah Kennedy (mk119482) | American History 9-10:30 T,TH

1: Theodore Roosevelt assumed office after president McKinley was assassinated at the Pan-American Exposition. Senator Mark Hanna said of Roosevelt,"Only one life between this madman and the Presidency." Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest person to be sworn into office, he was 42 years old when he took the oath. He began to bring reform and change as soon as he was sworn in. He used his place in the office as a "bully pulpit" to talk about problems and serious situations during the Gilded Age, when other presidents would have stepped back. He also renamed the Executive Mansion the White House as we know it to be called today. | Roosevelt assumes office

2: Roosevelt and the Square Deal | Roosevelt won the 1904 election with the slogan A Square Deal. His saying was "see to it that every man has a square deal, no less and no more." The quote meant that Roosevelt wanted everyone to have the same amount or equal amount of access to and opportunities to business. That meant that Roosevelt wanted no trusts, he wanted public health and safety, and improved working conditions. People who were for big business started to stand behind Roosevelt and his campaign because he was getting so popular. For example, when the newspaper the New York Sun, an anti-reform and big business supporter, said "The impulsive candidate of the party of conservatism to the conservative candidate of the party which the business interests regard as permanently and dangerously impulsive." meant that they preferred Roosevelt over their own candidate.

3: President Roosevelt was considered a Trust buster while he was in office. Roosevelt once said,"We draw the line against misconduct, not wealth." The quote means that he was against trusts and the way some of them treated there employees. He was also against larger companies making and using monopolies to create profits. He also disliked it when large companies lowered their prices in order to run mall businesses out of business. He also passed 2 different acts regarding the railroads. | Roosevelt & TRUSTBUSTING

4: during Roosevelt's time as president, he worked on fixing the problems with food and drug industries. Edward F. Ladd said "there was but one brand of catsup which was pure." Of all of the brands that he had tested, the others all had either unripe or over ripe tomatoes, pulp, skins, and preservatives. Meat possessing was just as gross. As tensions grew for the government to make laws regarding companies to use only pure ingredients, Roosevelt passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act | Roosevelt v.s. food

5: Roosevelt & National Parks | Roosevelt's was remembered most as president for his love for the environment and conservation. He once said, "In the past, we have admitted the right of the individual to injure the future of the Republican for his own present profit." The quote meant that people were becoming greedy with the money and land that they were spending and using. When Roosevelt first took office, there was only 46 million acres of land used for national park and reserves that had not been damaged in some way or another. Roosevelt had congress pass the Newlands Reclamation Act, which would use the money made from selling land and make use of it by helping to restore damaged land and making it useful again. Roosevelt also created the National Park Service which watched over the parks and monuments, and helped to preserve them.

6: I think that President Roosevelt was a great president. He brought about a lot of change during the 2 terms that he served. I think that he was able to get so much done because he wasn't afraid of taking risks and he always got strait to the point of things. I respect him even more now, knowing that he was able to get strait to work after president McKinley died and that he took the responsibility of being president seriously. I also think he was a good president because of how down to earth he was with the people, and how he wanted everyone to have a "square deal" and how he used his place in office as a "bully pulpit" to talk about pressing issues, when presidents before him would have sat back a little. I hope you've enjoyed and learned a lot from my project. thank you and God Bless Moriah Kennedy

7: (this page is just some quotes i found on Mixbook that i put in, to finish my book that way i wouldn't have a blank page.)

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  • intersting facts about Theodore Roosevelt and things he did when he was in office. :D
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