America's Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the by H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

By H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

This assortment makes use of Theodore Roosevelt to shape a clean method of the heritage people and eu kin, arguing that the easiest position to seem for the origins of the trendy transatlantic dating is in Roosevelt's lifestyles and occupation.

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Peter’s Basilica. Under his father’s guidance, the young Theodore’s anti-Catholic and anti-Italian bigotry took firm hold in the boy. Germany and its citizens were another matter. The adolescent Theodore thrived during his stay in Dresden, learning German and French, and also developing a lifelong love of Germany and its people. He could not help but be impressed with Dresden and its rich array of intellectual stimulation. He also admired the manliness of his host’s sons who bore the scars off much dueling.

42 In the case of India, Roosevelt judged the British to have used their unique energies to establish order with a view of installing a democracy and thus uplifting the Indian race from tribal barbarism to civilization. In his view, this was exactly the thing that A merican imperialism was pursuing in Latin America and the Far East. The greatest admiration Roosevelt gave to British imperialism came on his trip to Africa in 1909. Besides the game hunting he partook in, Roosevelt delivered several speeches on imperialism.

Carleton Putnam believed that Roosevelt’s European forays were the most significant of the eighteenth and nineteenth century presidents. Adams’s travels were mostly limited to France and Russia, Putnam asserted. Besides Adams, only a handful of other presidents had traveled abroad, and those trips had been made as middle-aged men, rather than as youths. ””42 Such equipment resulted in an intimate knowledge of Europe unparalleled among modern American presidents. As for a prince was fitting, they fostered him with care: Yet how the knightly virtues to him native were!

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