Theodore Roosevelt; The Logic Of His Career by Charles Grenfill WashburnTheodore Roosevelt; The Logic Of His Career by Charles Grenfill Washburn

Theodore Roosevelt; The Logic Of His Career

byCharles Grenfill Washburn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... of four battleships was not adopted by Congress. I voted to sustain the committee which favored two, and the views then expressed by Roosevelt excited only languid interest among the people of the country--excepting where they aroused sharp condemnation. As one paper expressed it, "The sober part of this nation is not inclined to the reckless policy of building enormous fleets." But be it observed, the arguments used by Roosevelt in 1908 are the arguments which in 1915 are being urged from every platform where "national defense" is discussed and by those who have been very recent converts to the cause. The policy now advocated by Roosevelt is what it has always been. Perhaps the time is at hand when we should diminish the zone of our responsibilities. To accomplish this would make necessary our relin-quishment of the Philippines and the restriction of the Monroe Doctrine to an area essential to the protection of our own territory. We could then confine our efforts to an army and navy best adapted for purposes of defense and feel certain that we were undertaking a task we might expect adequately to perform. We might, too, then feel that we were more strictly following in the pathway marked out by Washington in his Farewell Address; which is read annually in both Houses of Congress for our guidance. Roosevelt always showed great interest in the restoration and development of our merchant marine, so essential to the permanent prosperity of the country. In his first message to the Fifty-seventh Congress, in 1901, the President called attention to the condition of the American merchant marine, and said that it called for immediate remedial action to the end that it might be restored to the ocean. In his message to the Fifty-eighth Congress,...
Title:Theodore Roosevelt; The Logic Of His CareerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217900488

ISBN - 13:9780217900485