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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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