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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Chairman of the New York State Republican committee Benjamin B. Odell will inform Frederick William Holls about the meeting in Yonkers. Governor Roosevelt plans to send a letter to Lemuel Ely Quigg about the possibility of Roosevelt and Holls being speakers at the Cooper Union meeting.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Orators; Political oratory; New York (State)--Yonkers; Republican Party (N.Y.). State Committee; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Quigg, Lemuel Ely, 1863-1919

Date: 1898-10-11

The "strenuous life" has its drawbacks! : or, Teddy: This reminds me of San Juan Hill!

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President Roosevelt is in the midst of a violent altercation. Dressed in his trademark Rough Riders uniform, a book narrating his Cuban adventures ("Alone in Cuba") is strapped around his chest and a bandage labeled "Iron" is on his cheek. As Roosevelt shoots at a fleeing man and at a rabbit disappearing down a hole, he is thrown off his balance by an exploding bomb called "Altgeld's reply to the St. Paul speech," and is hit with a brick labeled "From Colonel Bacon." Off to the side, Governor Altgeld prepares to throw another bomb.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: San Juan Hill, Battle of (Cuba : 1898); Political oratory; Opposition (Political science); War; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1900-1920?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Walter Hines Page

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt asks Walter Hines Page not to invite him to any events where he will be required to speak. He will gladly come afterwards to go over the plant.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Public speaking; Political oratory; Stress (Psychology)

Date: 1910-07-13

Progressive covenant with the people

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt explains why political parties were created and why the Republican and Democratic parties have failed the American people by becoming too involved with business and corrupt practices. The new Progressive Party has no such ties and is to be seen as the "instrument of the people." The Progressive cause, Roosevelt asserts, is the righteous cause and he sees the great honor in representing the party and will not fail to live up to that cause.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Progressivism (United States politics); Political parties; Business and politics; Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Progressive Party (Founded 1912). National Convention, 1st, Chicago, 1912.

Date: 1912-08

Social and industrial justice

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt first discusses the authority of the courts to delay or stop social and political justice and advancement and how that needs to be changed by the will of the people. He then discusses the need for regulation of industry for the safety and welfare of its workers. The Progressive Party supports a minimum wage, 8-hour work day and child and women labor laws to help the industrial laborer's standard of living.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Progressivism (United States politics); Minimum wage--Law and legislation; Child labor--Law and legislation; Labor--Women; Industrial relations; Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); United States. Supreme Court

Date: 1912-08

The Farmer and the Businessman

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Theodore Roosevelt gave this speech in August, 1912 regarding what the country needs to do both for its farmers and for its businessmen. Roosevelt is clear the government should help the farmer in all his enterprises to succeed as he is the backbone of our nation. Business should be regulated to allow for both small and big business to prosper. Above all, prosperity for all Americans is the goal.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Progressivism (United States politics); Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Farmers; Business; United States. Country Life Commission

Date: 1912-08?

Mr. Roosevelt pays his respects to Penrose and Archbold

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt discusses the duty of the American people to stand up and be heard if they believe in the Progressive cause. He explains the corruption that both the Republican and Democratic parties have allowed to enter into American politics and how a vote for the Progressive Party will combat that. He also explains recent testimony in Congress given by Pennsylvania Senator Boies Penrose and John Archbold of Standard Oil Company. While those two men were testifying against Roosevelt, they were in fact testifying for actions taken by Cornelius Bliss when he was treasurer of the Republican Party.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Political parties; Political campaigns; Political campaigns--Corrupt practices; Business and politics; Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Standard Oil Company; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Archbold, John D. (John Dustin), 1848-1916

Date: 1912-09-22

The Abyssinian treatment administered to Standard Oil

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Theodore Roosevelt addresses John D. Archbold's accusations that Roosevelt, when president, gave Standard Oil Company the "Abyssinian Treatment." Roosevelt said he did indeed do so to the Standard Oil Company and he would do so again to any big trust that requires it. Roosevelt notes that Archbold is not afraid of being ignored or regulated by the current administration or by the Democrats, but he fears that Roosevelt and the Progressive Party, the party of the people, will act, which is why he has attacked Roosevelt during his testimony in Congress.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Business and politics; Political corruption; Trusts, Industrial; Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Standard Oil Company; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Archbold, John D. (John Dustin), 1848-1916

Date: 1912-09-22

The Liberty of the people

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt accuses Woodrow Wilson of defining liberty as only an historical term and not understanding what it means to 20th century America. Wilson's idea of liberty uses the power of the trusts and big business to oppress the workers of the country.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Liberty; Business and politics; Trusts, Industrial; Labor--Law and legislation; Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Date: 1912-09-22

Why the trusts and bosses oppose the Progressive Party

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt explains his relationship with Cornelius Newton Bliss while he was in a position of power for the Republican Party and that while he respects Bliss, he was never stopped from prosecuting a company or person by Bliss's advice. John D. Archbold and Senator Penrose know this and that is why they have attacked Roosevelt in their testimony to Congress. Archbold and Penrose know that Roosevelt is the people's champion as the Progressive Party candidate and will hinder their dishonest work if he were elected.

Resource Type: Audio

Subject: Business and politics; Trusts, Industrial; Labor laws and legislation; Liberty; Progressivism (United States politics); Political oratory; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Archbold, John D. (John Dustin), 1848-1916

Date: 1912-09-22

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