Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th U.S. President from 1901-1909, but is known also as the Governor of New York, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, New York City Police Commissioner, a cattle rancher, an author, and a New York State Assemblyman. Questions should relate to Theodore Roosevelt's life, career, family, and legacy.

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Was President Theodore Roosevelt a Mason?

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, 1901 - 1909, made a Mason April 24, 1901, in Matinecock Lodge No. 806, F. & A.M., Oyster Bay, New York.

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How did Theodore Roosevelt's traits help him become famous?

He was smart and he believed that all people should be free. He was a great speaker and was very motivative.

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Did Theodore Roosevelt save a bear cub?

After having no luck on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in 1902; some of Roosevelt's attendants clubbed a black bear and tied it up for Roosevelt to shoot. Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear, deeming it unsportsmanlike but ordered the injured bear to be put out of its misery. This act of kindness and sportsmanship became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman and the Teddy Bear was soon named for Teddy Roosevelt.

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Who did Teddy Roosevelt handpick to succeed him in the presidency and carry out his policies?

Roosevelt enthusiastically endorsed Taft at the nominating convention.

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What were some economic problems in the 1900's with Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal?

Teddy Roosevelt, Economic Troubles, and the Panama CanalThe main economic problem in the early 1900's were trusts. A trust a combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or an industry. By eliminating competition, trusts could charge whatever price they chose. Corporate greed, rather than market demands, determined the price for products. Teddy Roosevelt believed the offending corporations needed to be regulated, not destroyed and thus began the anti-trust movement. Progressives advocated legislation that would break up these trusts, known as "trust busting."

"In 1878 Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French engineer who built the Suez Canal, began to dig a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, which was then part of Colombia. Tropical disease and engineering problems halted construction on the canal, but a French business (the New Panama Canal Company) still held the rights to the project. Roosevelt agreed to pay $40 million for the rights, and he began to negotiate with Colombia for control of the land. He offered $10 million for a fifty-mile strip across the Isthmus. Colombia refused. 'We were dealing with a government of irresponsible bandits,' Roosevelt stormed. 'I was prepared to...at once occupy the Isthmus anyhow, and proceed to dig the canal. But I deemed it likely that there would be a revolution in Panama soon.' Teddy was right. The chief engineer of the New Panama Canal Company organized a local revolt. Roosevelt immediately sent the battleship Nashville and a detachment of marines to Panama to support the new government. Roosevelt ordered army engineers to start digging. Thousands of workers sweated in the malarial heat. They tore up jungles and cut down mountains. Insects thrived in muddy, stagnant pools. 'Mosquitoes get so thick you get a mouthful with every breath,' a worker complained. The mosquitoes also carried yellow fever, and many fell victim to the deadly disease before Dr. William Gorgas found a way to stop it." (Small Planet Communications, The Panama Canal)

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What was the Roosevelt Corollary?

The Roosevelt Corollary was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine. It stated that no European countries were allowed to intervene in Latin American affairs. The only way that the U.S was allowed to become involved was if the affairs or European countries was threatened.

The United States could exercise police power in Latin America. The United States was the only country allowed to interfere with Latin American countries.

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Where did Teddy Roosevelt live?

He grew up in a five-story house in New York with his family and it looked out to east 20th street from the front door. It was a wealthy area at the time. He eventually lived in the White House as president.

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What is the symbolism of anchor tattoos?

The anchor is a symbol of a surface crossing (by boat or ship) of the Atlantic Ocean.

A description of what anchor and other tattoo designs mean can be found on the related link. Anchor tattoos were all the rage for sailors. It was often the symbol of a very experienced sailor. Anchor tattoo designs are one of the oldest types of tattoos. However with an interest in all things retro and chic these have come back into fashion. In fact in the tattoo field as a whole retro tattoo designs have been experiencing a resurgence. These retro tattoo designs have come back to life with new more vibrant tattoo colors, designs and placements on the body. This trend originated on the west coast mostly and has even become known as west coast tattoo style. Retro themes in tattoo designs are especially popular with the rockabilly group. So what is the symbolism behind the anchor tattoo design? While the earliest forms of an anchor being used as a symbol harkens all the way back to the early Christians. They would often use the anchor as a hidden symbol for the cross. This was often used to show that they were Christian while escaping persecution from the Romans. The symbol much later became popular with sailors. This is a pretty obvious connection here being that sailor use anchors constantly in their work. The anchor tattoo design has become a symbol for stability and a strong foundation. It can also mean a boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other in someone's life. You see a man might get an anchor tattoo to show that his girlfriend is the stability in his life. These have become increasingly popular for women to get and they often place them just below their collar bone on the right of left side. So the anchor tattoo is a great tattoo with lots of symbolism and history behind it. If you are looking for something to remind you to stay grounded or want to symbolism a particularly stable or grounding relationship that you have then an anchor tattoo design might be something to look into.

Apparently it symbolizes a safe return to port.

In the US Navy, An anchor means that a sailor has transversed the Atlantic.

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Information and approximate value of a pair of Winchester Model 94 Theodore Roosevelt Commemorative ONE G 9454RM-ONE G 9455?

The Blue Book says $450 for a rifle or $425 for a carbine. The prices for commemorative firearms assumes that ALL ORIGINAL packaging and literature is included and everything is completely as-issued. The slightest scratch from cocking the hammer once, a crease in the accompanying certificate, etc. will reduce it to the value of a non-commemorative in excellent condition, which is approximately $275-$325 depending on the exact configuration.

interesting answer. i hope they didn't offer to buy them from you after an answer like that. you have consectutive serial numbers. that is rare. if you have the boxes and paperwork in good condition you should expect to get well over 1200.00 for the pair and perhaps more if the buyer is a fan of model 94 comms. quite honestly the best thing would be to store them in a good enviormentally controlled safe and let your kid benifit from them unless you get an offer far greater that what i told you. this type of firearm while made to be collectible carries the burden of its intentions. no one buys them to shoot cans or deer with, so all of them are still in mint condition and each owner secretly hopes by a freak accident the other2,3,or 5,000 of them will magically vanish and his\hers will be the one and only worth tons of money. as an investment they are alot like savings bonds, slow to mature and show a real return, but safe and will steadily rise in value however slowly. most important of all is to enjoy them, show them off to close friends and take them out and fondle and then clean them every now and then.

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Do you think Theodore Roosevelt's reforms benefited the nation?

yes because Roosevelt reforms allowed protection for national resources

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How were Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt related?

Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt were distant (fifth) cousins. Franklin's wife, Eleanor Roosevelt , was Theodore's niece .

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Why is Theodore Roosevelt known as the trust buster?

In 1902, Roosevelt's administration forced the Northern Pacific and Great Northern railroads to end their alliance. This was one of the most significant moves against monopoly power up to that time. The "trusts" (cartels, or interlocking directorates) allowed small groups of individuals to control groups of companies that would otherwise be competitors.

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Was Theodore Roosevelt a spoiler in a presidential election?

Yes. He ran as an independent in 1912 and cost the Republicans the election more than likely. He and Taft together won substantially more votes than the Democratic winner, Wilson.

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What is the value of a Teddy Roosevelt Winchester 30-30?

I was researching this myself. I found one being sold on www.gunsamerica.com for $475 New in Box. I also found an answer on oldguns.net that said it is one of about 52,000 rifles and is only worth around $400. I believe you may be underestimating the value of your rifle since Winchester ceased operations. One important aspect is that the Teddy Roosevelet rifle was made in two barrel lengths. One was a 20" carbine and the other a 24" Rifle. The rifle always brings a premium. The latest Blue Book of Gun Values lists the value at $595.

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Who wrote there is no such thing as failure only different degrees of success?

Theodore Roosevelt wrote "There is no such thing as failure there is only early attempts at success."

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Who was the 14th president of the US?

Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States, serving one term from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857.

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How did president Woodrow Wilson moral diplomacy differ from Roosevelt big stick policy of military force?

Woodrow Wilson's policy of moral diplomacy was based on the idea that creating an international consensus would result in morals being properly implemented through good will. His policy resulted in the creation of the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. While both the League of Nations and the Kellogg-Briand Pact were failures, they provided a blueprint to a less violent future.

Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick Policy" was based on using the US military as a backdrop to achieving US political aims. When negotiations with Gran Colombia build the Panama Canal failed, Roosevelt gave support to Panamanian Rebels and interposed the US navy to prevent Colombia from attacking them without causing a war with the United States. With Panama now independent, the Panama Canal was authorized. However, it was simply an action of brute force and does not accommodate other perspectives and viewpoints.

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What president is known as the trust buster?

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was called the trust buster by some.

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Who were Theodore Roosevelt's children?

His six children were :

By his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee :
  • Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 - February 20, 1980)
By his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow:
  • Theodore III (September 13, 1887 - July 12, 1944)
  • (Kenneth) Kermit (October 10, 1889 - June 4, 1943)
  • Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (August 13, 1891 - December 10, 1977)
  • Archibald Bulloch (April 9, 1894 - October 13, 1979),
  • Quentin Theodore (November 19, 1897 - July 14, 1918) killed in WW I
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How is Theodore Roosevelt remembered?

I remember his as a flawed character. Instead of waiting until 1916 for the presidential nomination, he decided to run against the Republican incumbent in 1912, splitting the vote and giving the election to Wilson. Next he wrecked his health by going on a poorly planned exploring trip in the Amazon jungle. He pushed his son, Quentin, into becoming a military pilot and losing his life in WW I.

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What was big stick diplomacy and how did president roosevelt use it to gain the panama canal zone?

Big stick diplomacy

-Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far.

*Meaning that if you say something to someone and they don't do it you use military power to get it done

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When did Theodore Roosevelt die?

Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack on January 6, 1919 at age 60. Time of death was shortly after 4 am.

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What was an economic problem in the United States during the time Theodore Roosevelt was the President of the United States?

Britain and France were in heavy debt to the U.S. because of the war.

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Banking
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Commercial Bank and Checking Accounts

If you are moving to a new state and have two past closed accounts one of which is owing will you be able to open an account in the new state?

Highly UnlikelyBecause of the Patriot Act, banks and credit unions use your SSN#, ID and the ChexSystems reporting to identify you as a person. The likelihood of finding a non-CS bank or credit union is very slim in this day and age.

My suggestion would be to pay off the owed balance. Most banks will try to work with you if they see the amount owed was paid off. You may not get a debit or ATM card, but at least you can have a checking account or savings account with some banks.. depending on the severity of what was reported.

Yes you would be able to open an account. There are banks and credit unions that do not use chexsystems. Your options depend on where you live.

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Why was Teddy Roosevelt in a wheelchair?

Theodore Roosevelt did not use a wheelchair, except perhaps temporalily later in life. Franklin Roosevelt is the President who was crippled by polio and used a wheelchair thereafter.

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