The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt

the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt

a bold legislative agenda. While in office, Roosevelt was known for his progressive policies. Instead, Roosevelt settled on his Secretary of War, William Howard Taft, who had ably served under Presidents Harrison, McKinley, and Roosevelt in various positions. This incident helped persuade Roosevelt that European intrusions into Latin America could result not only from aggression, but also from instability and irresponsibility within the Latin American nations themselves. Roosevelt also appointed 71 other federal judges: 18 to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 53 to the United States district courts. This prompted Roosevelt to add a new Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904. Although the coal miners failed to receive acceptance of their union, they did receive better pay, and Roosevelts role as mediator established that workers were just as important as industry.

Warren Chessman noted Roosevelt's insistence upon the public responsibility of large corporations; publicity as a first remedy for trusts; regulation of railroad rates; mediation of the conflict of capital and labor; conservation of natural resources; and protection of the less fortunate members of society. 165 Vituperative anti-Japanese sentiment among Americans, especially on the West Coast, soured relations during the latter half of Roosevelt's term. Roosevelt traveled to Panama in 1906 to inspect progress on the canal, becoming the first.S.

Day, became a reliable vote for Roosevelt's anti-trust prosecutions and remained on the court from 1903 to 1922. Without a redistribution of wealth away from the upper class, Roosevelt feared that the country would turn to radicals or fall to revolution. President McKinley died after being shot on September 6, 1901. Though Roosevelt would not tolerate European territorial ambitions in Latin America, he also believed that Latin American countries should pay the debts they owed to European credits. Carved out a new political status for the island. Construction of the canal. He was part of the occupying force of Santiago. 2 3 Contents Accession edit See also: First inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt and Presidency of William McKinley Roosevelt's Inauguration Roosevelt had served as Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 before winning election as Vice President of the United States in the 1900 election. Roosevelt encouraged the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902, which promoted federal construction of dams to irrigate small farms and placed 230 million acres (360,000 mi or 930,000 km) under federal protection. The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America. Upon graduation he went to Columbia Law School.

The agreements remained in effect until the passage of the Immigration Act of 1924, in which Congress forbade all immigration from Japan. Both Estrada Palma and his liberal opponents called for an intervention by the.S., but Roosevelt was reluctant to intervene. Relations with Japan edit Roosevelt saw Japan as the rising power in Asia, in terms of military strength and economic modernization. Roosevelt and his successors incorporated Puerto Rico into the American Empire, but nationalist sentiment remained strong on the island and Puerto Ricans continued to primarily speak Spanish rather than English. Garfield became the new Secretary of the Interior. Whitney Griswold, The Far Eastern Policy of the United States (1938).