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Theodore Roosevelt – I Have Just Been Shot

Theodore Roosevelt – I Have Just Been Shot

Oct 31, 2012

Delivered on October 14, 1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after being shot in the chest by a would-be assassin. Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long...

Theodore Roosevelt – Duties of American Citizenship

Theodore Roosevelt – Duties of American Citizenship

Oct 19, 2012

January 26, 1883 Buffalo, New York Of course, in one sense, the first essential for a man’s being a good citizen is his possession of the home virtues of which we think when we call a man by the emphatic adjective of manly. No man can be a good citizen who is not a good husband and a good father, who is not honest in his dealings with other men and women,...

Theodore Roosevelt – The Right of the People to Rule

Theodore Roosevelt – The Right of the People to Rule

Sep 29, 2012

The Right Of The People to Rule Listen to the Speech: Theodore Roosevelt The Right of the People to Rule Theodore Roosevelt, Progressive Party candidate for U.S. President (August 1912). Delivered from Sagamore Hill (Roosevelt’s home) in Oyster Bay, New York: The great fundamental issue now before our people can be stated briefly. It is: Are the American...

Theodore Roosevelt – Man in the Arena Speech

Theodore Roosevelt – Man in the Arena Speech

Apr 23, 2012

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. The speech is more commonly referred to as “The Man in the Arena”. The most famous lines of the speech are as follows: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the...