Address of President Roosevelt at Gardner, Massachusetts
President Roosevelt believes that the purpose of good government is to produce decent men and women. Without virtuous citizens, a modern military and a modern democracy will not succeed. Roosevelt points to the veterans of the American Civil War as role models in virtue and courage. He concludes by noting the character qualities that are essential in public and private life.
Address of President Roosevelt at Gardner, Massachusetts.
Theodore Roosevelt Papers.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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U.S. President - 1st Term (September 1901-February 1905)
Library of Congress Manuscript Division
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