1865 to the Present a United States History for High Schools

1865 to the Present a United States History for High Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... above. When the election was over, it was obvious that "Mack, Teddy, and Prosperity" were what the people wanted. (famine the-iifmboLUM HAed in the campaign pote.. Extremely independent, Roosevelt was not in favor with the party bosses who had thought the Vice-Presidency might be a good place to "shelve" him. He was, on the other hand, popular with those Americans who wanted large armed forces and an expansive foreign policy. A strong nationalist, he said he wanted to talk softly and carry a big stick. His jutting jaw never stopped though he seldom talked softly. And he carried the biggest stick he could acquire as he built up the American navy. Election of 1904. For the most part Roosevelt carried on the policies of the HannaMcKinley Republicans until he was reelected /. ShoH-Ld a man who 4ncceed-i to the P'tei.denaij Cxjaa-l on the poLi over the conservative Democrat, Judge Alton B. Parker in 1904. Then, in his own independent way, he became more progressive. He said he wanted as supporters men like William Allen White, the liberal journalist, and men like "the farmers, small businessmen and upperclass mechanics who are my natural allies." As TR talked much, and on every subject, he often disturbed big business interests. But he was not at all radical. He believed that if businesses were big, then the government had to be big enough to control them. From 1904 he policed the trusts, acted in labor disputes, pushed conservation and food inspection, spoke often and long about the "malefactors of wealth," but seldom recommended drastic action. Mr. Dooley, the humorist, had him say, The trusts are heejous monsthers built up be th' enlightened intherprise iv th' men that have done so much to advance...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533917
  • 9781236533913