He also worked with Congress to strengthen the U. Roosevelt said, "My father, Theodore Roosevelt, was the best man I ever knew.
While it is true Theodore Roosevelt supported desegregation and women's suffrage, his administration took an often passive, sometimes contradictory approach to improving civil rights. Blaine ; he gained a national reputation as a key person in New York State.
Arthur, at the time, was suffering from Bright's diseaseunknown to the public, and out of duty he did not contest his own nomination. At age 42, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt became the youngest man to assume the U.
Inhis government brought a successful suit under the previously ineffective Sherman Antitrust Act against the Northern Securities Company, a railroad combination formed by James J. Exasperated, Hanna exclaimed, "Don't any of you realize there's only one life between that madman and the presidency?
However, some of the Republican political bosses thought differently. During his administration Theodore Roosevelt initiated forty lawsuits against big trusts and initiated measures for the conservation of national resources.
Theodore Roosevelt: After the White House As the election approached, Roosevelt prepared grudgingly to fulfill the campaign pledge he had made in not to seek another term, and threw his support behind Secretary of War William Howard Taft.