Presidential Addresses And State Papers (volume 6)

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byTheodore Roosevelt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MESSAGE COMMUNICATED TO THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS, JANUARY 23, 1907 To the Senate and House of Representatives: I call your attention to the great desirability of enacting legislation to help American shipping and American trade by encouraging the building and running of lines of large and swift steamers to South America and the Orient. The urgent need of our country's making an effort to do something like its share of carrying trade on the ocean has been called to our attention in striking fashion by the experience of Secretary Root on his recent South American tour. The result of these experiences he has set forth in his address before the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress at Kansas City, Mo., on November 20 last --an address so important that it deserves the careful study of all public men. The facts set forth by Mr. Root are striking, and they can not but arrest the attention of our people. The great continent to the south of us, which should be knit to us by the closest commercial ties, is hardly in direct commercial communication with us at all, its commercial relations being almost exclusively with Europe. Between all the principal South American ports and Europe lines of swift and commodious steamers, subsidized by their home governments, ply regularly. There is no such line of steamers between these ports and the United States. In consequence, our shipping in South American ports is almost a negligible quantity; for instance, in the year ending June 30, 1905, there entered the port of Rio de Janeiro over three thousand steamers and sailing vessels from Europe, but from the United States no steamers and only seven sailing vessels, two of which were in distress. One prime reason for this state of things is the fact that those who now do business on t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MESSAGE COMMUNICATED TO THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS, JANUARY 23, 1907 To the Senate and House of Representatives: I call your attentio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217790798

ISBN - 13:9780217790796

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