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Reform without bloodshed

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Theodore Roosevelt stands in front of a desk holding a stack of papers labeled "Reform Bills" for Governor Cleveland to sign.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Social problems--Government policy; Social reformers; Civil service reform; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1884-04-19

Latitude and longitude among reformers

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Governor Roosevelt addresses political reformation among men in his article "Latitude and Longitude Among Reformers" in The Century Magazine. Roosevelt discusses what he considers to be strong and important characteristics that all reformers should have.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; Reformers; Social reformers--Political activity

Date: 1900-06

Letter from Maria Longworth Storer to Theodore Roosevelt

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Maria Longworth Storer congratulates President Roosevelt on the New York elections. She suggests that the Catholic Church might be more successful in inserting morality into society and politics if there were more bishops like Archbishop Ireland. Storer derides Archbishop Corrigan for his involvement with Tammany Hall and believes it to be a "matter of shame to every Catholic." She is thankful that Roosevelt is a "reformer first and a politician afterwards."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Women social reformers; Religion and politics; New York (State); Catholic Church; Tammany Hall; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Corrigan, Michael Augustine, 1839-1902

Date: 1901-11-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob A. Riis

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President Roosevelt was saddened by Jacob A. Riis's note but is pleased to complete the request.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Condolence notes; Sadness; Journalists; Reformers

Date: 1902-08-16

Letter from Carl Abel

Description:

To augment his previous letter, Carl Abel tells his "dear friend"  that Japan seems unwilling to accept the truce proposed by Russia in the newspaper article.  He goes on to speculate on the international relations consequences of the possible outcomes of the conflict.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); International relations; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Defeat (Psychology); Social reformers; Copyright--Newspaper articles; Naval strategy; Naval maneuvers; War (International law); China; Japan; Mongolia; Afghanistan; Russia; England; Europe; Germany--Wiesbaden; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918

Date: 1904-09-25

Letter from Quan Yick Nam to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Quan Yick Nam claims the Chinese Reform Association is responsible for the Chinese boycott and that a reformer is in the United States giving speeches so that people will send money to fuel the boycott. He asks to see President Roosevelt and asks him to squelch the Chinese Reform Association.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Propaganda, Anti-American; Boycotts; Reformers; China; United States

Date: 1905-08-03

Letter from Lawrence Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Lawrence Abbott sends President Roosevelt a defensive explanation of an editorial that appeared in The Outlook about Roosevelt's "Muck Rake" speech. Roosevelt had written two letters to Abbott's father expressing his displeasure with the editorial. Since Abbott's father was away in New England, Abbott explains his view that Roosevelt's address was "courageous, significant and far-reaching."

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Publishers and publishing--Periodicals; Editorials; After-dinner speeches; Communication--Documentation; Conference proceedings; Proofs (Printing); Fathers and sons; Leave of absence; Return migrants; Presidents--Attitudes; Difference (Philosophy)--Political aspects; Comparison (Philosophy); Presidents; Social reformers; Good and evil; Negligence; Letters; Errors; Intention; New England; England--London; New York (State)--New York Metropolitan Area; Outlook (Association); World Outlook Press Service (Geneva, Switzerland); United States. White House Office; Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922

Date: 1906-04-27

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Description:

Three smiling, bloated monks labeled "Food Monopoly, Clothing Monopoly, [and] Building Material Monopoly" walk over flames labeled "Tariff Revision" in a super-heated furnace. Caption: Will the history of the fiery furnace repeat itself?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Reformers; Monopolies; Monks; Furnaces; Bible and tradition--History of doctrines

Date: 1909-05-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to M. R. Chodat

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt appreciates M. R. Chodat's courtesy in sending "the very beautiful volume on the 'Jubilee of the University in 1909'."  He deeply appreciates Chodat's courtesy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Calvinism; Reformers; Scotland; England

Date: 1911-06-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert M. La Follette

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt was pleased with Senator La Follette's article in The American. Roosevelt has been amused that many reformers seem to think that the key to reform is changing the machinery of government. Roosevelt provides the example of open primaries only working if the majority chooses to take the trouble of seeking good government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Feature writing; Progressivism (United States politics); Primaries; Politics, Practical--Public opinion; Reformers

Date: 1911-09-29

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