PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION UNSIGNED - HFSID 86840
Sale Price $1,700.00
Trustbuster Roosevelt wrote this quotation - "If there are good and bad men, then there are good and bad trusts, for the trusts are men" - in purple pencil.
Autograph quotation unsigned in purple pencil. 1 page, 9¾x8¼. In full: If there are good/and bad men/then there are good/and bad trusts,/for the trusts are/men." Roosevelt's two presidencies were marked by public, legal and legislative assaults on trusts - companies with monopolies or near-monopolies on markets. Roosevelt (1858-1919, born in New York City) is one of America's most well-known and flamboyant presidents. Roosevelt's heroism in the Spanish-American War, where he earned the Medal of Honor for leading his volunteer "Rough Riders" in a charge up San Juan Hill (1898), helped him win the governorship of New York the next year. Elected Vice President in 1900, Roosevelt assumed the presidency upon President William McKinley's assassination (1901), becoming America's youngest president. He was re-elected in 1904. Roosevelt was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, receiving the 1906 award for mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Known for his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" foreign policy, Roosevelt settled the Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 and initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. He converted more than 125 million acres of land into national forests and was a staunch advocate of antitrust legislation. After failing to secure the Republican nomination, he run as the Progressive ("Bull Moose") candidate in the famous presidential contest of 1912. He lost to Democrat Woodrow Wilson, but he secured more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history as of this biography. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Pinholes and small tears on page, some of which touch writing. Adhesive residue on verso. Folded once horizontally and thrice vertically. Folds are worn and pinholed. Otherwise in fine condition.
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