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Theodore Roosevelt


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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the first incarnation of the short-lived... more »

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  • ''A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.''
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, June 4, 1903, Springfield, Illinois. Addresses and ...
  • ''Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.''
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Kansas City Star (April 27, 1918).
  • ''There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.''
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, July 19, 1918, State Republican Party Convention, S...
  • ''I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.''
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, April 10, 1899, Chicago. The Penguin Book of Twenti...
  • ''The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.''
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, April 14, 1906, Washington, D.C.. The Penguin Book ...
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