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Speech of Colonel Roosevelt at Springfield, Illinois

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Theodore Roosevelt demands a call to arms against Germany, to protect America's ideals of freedom and democracy. He also argues that the United States should have gone to war much earlier than it had, but now it is important to fully support the war effort and the men fighting overseas. According to Roosevelt, "the foundation of our permanent civilization" rests on the land owning farmer.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: World War (1914-1918); World War (1914-1918)--Peace; Patriotism; Loyalty; Agriculture; Illinois--Springfield; Germany; League of Nations; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Date: 1918-08-26

Speech of Colonel Roosevelt at Lafayette Day Exercises, Aldermanic Chambers, New York City

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Theodore Roosevelt speaks about remaining loyal and patriotic in a time of war. It is especially important to stay strong and patriotic during the peace process. Roosevelt mentions the League of Nations and says that he would be glad to support such an organization as long as it was not a substitute for strength.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: World War (1914-1918); World War (1914-1918)--Peace; Peace; New York (State)--LaFayette; France; Germany; League of Nations

Date: 1918-09-06

Speech of Colonel Roosevelt at Billings, Montana

Description: Theodore Roosevelt is speaking to the people of Billings, Montana, about denying Germany acceptance into the League of Nations and believes that their surrender should be absolute. Roosevelt reads off the complaints of the farmer in Montana. Roosevelt also discusses the Non-Partisan League and the Industrial Workers of the World.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: World War (1914-1918); World War (1914-1918)--Peace; Patriotism; Farmers; Labor unions; Montana--Billings; Germany; League of Nations

Date: 1918-10-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Derby

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Ethel Roosevelt Derby and her children will be leaving Sagamore Hill in a few days, and Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed spending time with them. Everyone enjoys receiving Richard Derby's letters as they are the most consistent source of overseas information. Roosevelt is proud of the work of the 1st and 2nd divisions and is glad they have crossed the Rhine River. He hopes that everyone will be brought home as soon as peace is assured.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); World War (1914-1918)--Peace; Families--Social life and customs; Letters; Military policy; Peace; Germany; Rhine River; France--Argonne; United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 1st; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 2nd; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Derby, Richard, 1914-1922; Williams, Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1917-2008; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1918-12-30

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