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Letter from Jacob Henry Schiff

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Jacob H. Schiff is concerned that if the government loses the suit against the Northern Securities Company that President Roosevelt's prestige will suffer and new more repressive legislation will follow. However, a judicial decision against the Northern Securities Company could adversely effect the railroad industry and "shake the structure upon which our existing prosperity rests." He asks that his comments be communicated to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Business and politics; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Actions and defenses; Railroads--Political aspects; Presidents--Public opinion; Northern Securities Company; Sherman Act (United States); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Date: 1902-03-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles W. Fairbanks

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President Roosevelt would like Senator Fairbanks to press for Philander C. Knox's bill in order to expedite the hearings under the Sherman Act.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Legislation; Sherman Act (United States); Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1903-01-19

When Congress adjourns

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Cartoon showing a depiction of Uncle Sam in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Uncle Sam is holding the Antitrust Law in his hands. To the left is a teddy bear holding a sign with the words "empty bag" written on it. To the right is a man holding a piece of paper with the words "nearly constitutional" on it and "the trust" is also written across his chest. Behind the U.S. Capitol building is an elephant saying "never touched me!" with the word "tariff" written on it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Teddybears (Fictitious characters); Elephants--Symbolic aspects; Presidents--Caricatures and cartoons; Antitrust law; Tariff--Law and legislation; United States. Congress; Sherman Act (United States)

Date: 1903-02-23

The value of publicity

Description:

Cartoon depicting President Roosevelt. Roosevelt is holding guns, an ax, three dogs, and several other weapons. The dogs are wearing blankets that have "race," "antitrust," and "reciprocity" on them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Caricatures and cartoons; Bear hunting; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Sherman Act (United States)

Date: 1903-03-08

Letter from William Justus Boies to Theodore Roosevelt

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William Justus Boies has enclosed two articles from the Evening Post: one on the Northern Securities decision and the other on Wall Street's attitude toward President Roosevelt's personally.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Antitrust law; Law reports, digests, etc.; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Northern Securities Company; United States. Supreme Court; Sherman Act (United States)

Date: 1903-06-15

Letter from Richard A. Anthony to Theodore Roosevelt

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Richard A. Anthony writes to President Roosevelt to urge him to speak out against Senator Joseph B. Foraker's bill concerning the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Anthony describes his discussion with Lawrence F. Abbott concerning Roosevelt's Panama policy and comments favorably on Roosevelt's policy towards labor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Antitrust law--Political aspects; Trusts, Industrial; Labor laws and legislation; Panama; Sherman Act (United States); Abbott, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Fraser), 1859-1933; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917

Date: 1904-02-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

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President Roosevelt agrees that the Foraker amendment contains good and bad elements. However, it was foolish to introduce the amendment at this time. Roosevelt also condemns the Saturday Evening Post for their dishonesty.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Legislative amendments; Press and politics; Sherman Act (United States); Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1904-02-02

Memorandum on Hearst resolutions

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Memorandum defending the government's handling of the alleged coal combination and enforcement of the Sherman Act.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Actions and defenses; Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Coal trade--Law and legislation; Coal trade--Corrupt practices; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; United States. Attorney-General; Sherman Act (United States)

Date: 1904-04-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Gurney Cannon

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to Joseph Gurney Cannon, Chairman of the Notification Committee, to formally accept his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate and to approve the platform adopted by the Republican National Convention. In the letter, Roosevelt provides a comprehensive defense of his foreign and domestic policies and outlines what he believes are the major differences between the Republican and Democratic parties in the upcoming election. Roosevelt discusses, among other topics, his position on international relations, antitrust legislation, tariffs, the gold standard, pensions for Civil War veterans, the military, civil service, commerce, agriculture, taxation, and self-government in the Philippines.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Spanish-American War (1898); Revolution (Panama : 1903); Kishinev Massacre (Chișinău, Moldova : 1903); Armenian massacres (1894-1896); Presidents--Nomination; Presidents--Election; Antitrust law; Interstate commerce--Law and legislation; Tariff--Government policy; Currency question; International relations; Monroe doctrine; Jews, Romanian; Arbitration (International law); Humanitarian intervention; Separation of powers; Military pensions; Gold standard; Diplomatic and consular service; Equality before the law; Jews, American; Civil service--Law and legislation; Reciprocity (Commerce); Commerce; Working class; Agriculture; Farmers; Irrigation projects; Rural free delivery; Autonomy and independence movements; Imperialism; Citizenship; Manufacturing industries; Budget deficits--Political aspects; Taxation; Economic policy; Indians of North America; Executive power; New York (State); Panama--Panama Canal; Philippines; Cuba; Alaska; Romania; Turkey; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Venezuela; China; Lebanon--Beirut; Morocco--Tangier; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Permanent Court of Arbitration; United States. Navy; Northern Securities Company; United States. Department of Commerce and Labor; United States. Department of Justice; United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Congress; United States. Army; United States. War Department; United States. National Guard Bureau; Constitution (United States); Sherman Act (United States); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922

Date: 1904-09-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry W. Taft

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Henry W. Taft about Alton Parker's speech on trusts and common law. Roosevelt views Parker's position as related to the Democratic state convention's declaration that states, and not the federal government, should regulate trusts. To Roosevelt, this is an abandonment of every effective attempt by the nation to regulate trusts, and he notes that it could result in Parker receiving several million in campaign donations from Wall Street.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Common law; Tariff; Political campaigns; Campaign funds; Trusts, Industrial; Antitrust law; Pennsylvania--Philadelphia; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Democratic Party (U.S.); United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Democratic Party (N.Y.); Sherman Act (United States); Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1904-10-01

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