Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography ...
Macmillan, 1913 - 615 páginas
Theodore Roosevelt was a prolific writer even from an early age. Throughout his career, he composed dozens of histories, biographies and essays, and in this latest work, he has turned his keen eye on himself. Never being short on confidence, this autobiography examines his sickly youth and how it shaped his ebullient personality and vigor for life. Spanning nearly 700 pages, few social or political issues go undiscussed as he narrates the tenure of his presidency on to what he calls "The Peace of Righteousness."
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Página 454 - the great highways of the world, and justify the act by the pretension that these avenues of trade and travel belong to them and that they choose to shut them, or, what is almost equivalent, to encumber them with such unjust relations as would prevent their general use.
Página 462 - if the Government of the United States would land troops and restore the Colombian sovereignty" the Colombian President would "declare martial law; and, by virtue of vested constitutional authority, when ' public order is disturbed, would approve by decree the / ratification of the canal treaty as signed; or, if the
Página 533 - Behind the ostensible Government sits enthroned an invisible Government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
Página 326 - to all action of this kind there have long been two schools of political thought, upheld with equal sincerity. The division has not normally been along political, but temperamental, lines. The course I followed, of regarding the executive as subject only to the people, and, under the Constitution, bound to serve the people affirmatively in cases where the Constitution
Página 457 - Only the active interference of the United States had enabled her to preserve so much as a semblance of sovereignty. Had it not been for the exercise by the United States of the police power in her interest, her connection with the Isthmus would have been sundered long
Página 530 - We favor strengthening the Sherman Law by prohibiting agreements to divide territory or limit output; refusing to sell to customers who buy from business rivals; to sell below cost in certain areas while maintaining higher prices in other places; using the power of transportation to aid or injure special business concerns; and
Página 456 - October 4, 1860. — Landing of United States forces in consequence. May 23, 1861. — Intervention of the United States forces required, by intendente. October 2, 1861. — Insurrection and civil war. April 4, 1862.—Measures to prevent rebels crossing Isthmus. June 13, 1862.—Mosquera's troops refused admittance to Panama. March,
Página 263 - accompanied by detailed reports from the regimental and other commanders engaged, and a list of the killed and wounded: I cannot speak too highly of the efficient manner in which Colonel Wood handled his regiment, and of his magnificent behavior on the field. The conduct of Lieutenant-Colonel Roosevelt, as reported to me by my two
Página 458 - September 12, 1902. Ranger, Panama: United States guarantees perfect neutrality of Isthmus and that a free transit from sea to sea be not interrupted or embarrassed. . . . Any transportation of troops which might contravene these provisions of treaty should not be sanctioned by you, nor should use of road be permitted which might convert the line of transit into theater of
Página 411 - the President assuming that for the purposes of such a Commission, the term sociologist means a man who has thought and studied deeply on social questions and has practically applied his knowledge." The relief of the whole country was so great that the sudden appearance of the head of the Brotherhood of Railway