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Theodore Roosevelt on Trial

Sep 15, 2015

This Friday you are invited to take part in a special event during the Theodore Roosevelt Symposium. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will be the presiding judge as history puts Theodore Roosevelt on Trial. And YOU get to be the jury, voting to convict or acquit. Join in the experience in Stickney Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 18!

Sergeant at Arms:

      Don Ehli, Dickinson, ND

The Attorneys:

      Prosecutor Joe Lovell of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, LLP, Amarillo, TX

      Prosecutor Sen. Joseph Foraker (portrayed by Harry Lembeck, Marietta, GA)

      Defense Attorney Patrick Hope, Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm, Dickinson, ND

The Witnesses:

      George Newett (portrayed by Bruce Pitts, Fargo, ND)

      Alice Roosevelt (portrayed by Melanie Veteto, Carlsbad, CA)

The Charges:

  • Breaking international law and running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution, by fomenting revolution to acquire the Panama Canal Zone, 1903
  • Violating the rights of more than 150 African-American soldiers at Fort Brown, Texas, discharging them for presumed involvement in a violent riot in the community of Brownsville, Texas, in 1906. The incident severely set back race relations in the United States.
  • Public drunkenness, lying, and cursing, as reported in an editorial by George Newett, publisher of The Iron Ore, Michigan, October 1912
Posted by Pamela Pierce on Sep 15, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

Mort said,

HOW CAN I READ THE DOCUMENTS IN TR'S FILES MORE EASILY? GETTING THEM TO STAND STILL IS A FRUSTRATING TASK, AND FAILURE IS OFTEN THE RESULT OF TRYING. THANK YOU. --MORT PERSKY ([email protected])

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