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Address of President Roosevelt on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, August 20, 1907
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Title:

Address of President Roosevelt on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, August 20, 1907

Collection:

Harvard College Library

Description:

Draft of a speech with handwritten corrections. President Roosevelt praises the Puritans for their "iron sense of duty" and "will to do the right." Everyone should strive for a "life of effort" and the Puritan's descendants must try to shape modern industrial civilization with the same "justice and fair dealing." These altered conditions call for different laws and government methods, including greater control over business and corporations. Good laws and institutions must also be based on a "high quality of individual citizenship."

Creation Date:

1907-08-20

Creator:

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Citation (Chicago Style):

Address of President Roosevelt on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, August 20, 1907. Theodore Roosevelt Collection. MS Am 1834 (1086). Harvard College Library. http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o286435. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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