Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

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PragerU

18 өдрийн өмнө

Rioters are tearing down statues of American heroes, including Teddy Roosevelt. Why should he be remembered? This video explains.

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Asstazztic
Asstazztic 16 цагийн өмнө
I like the content, but the music is terrible!
Thomas Jorge
Thomas Jorge 23 цагийн өмнө
NYC Police Commissioner Francis Xavier Regan respects and admires TR. That's good enough for me! How about Tom Selleck doing a one-man show of TR, after Blue Bloods?
Ditto king
Ditto king Өдрийн өмнө
Liberal crowd: yes we tare down this racist's statue Evidence showing he wasn't racist and actually very cool Liberal crowd: doesn't matter, he was white and that's terrible enough (brings statue down)
Aiden Russell
Aiden Russell Өдрийн өмнө
It pains me every time I see a statue fall. Even if the people weren’t very good people, they were our past, they were our mothers and fathers.
david margarita
david margarita 3 өдрийн өмнө
Look at my political compass profile I think teddy statues should stay
Miles Jolly
Miles Jolly 3 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t mean to split hairs but Theodore Roosevelt (27 October 1858- 6 January 1919) was 42 when he became president (14 September 1901), he was actually nearly 43. He was re-elected on 8 November 1904 by which time he was 46. But he was the youngest person to become president even though JFK (29 May 1917- 22 November 1963) was the youngest person elected at age 43 (8 November 1960)
Jordan Federico
Jordan Federico 4 өдрийн өмнө
So people are calling him racist because he liked black people?
Dwayne 73
Dwayne 73 6 өдрийн өмнө
Theodore Roosevelt, double the amount of National Parks. What do the climate change democrats have to say about that?
John Doe
John Doe 7 өдрийн өмнө
Only 60 years old its true only the good die young
John Doe
John Doe 7 өдрийн өмнө
Liberals don't deserve to live in America
Tastefully Offensive
Tastefully Offensive 7 өдрийн өмнө
He treated blacks better than just about anyone back then yet leftists want to tear down his statue? Just goes to show they don’t care about what the person did, they just want to erase the past.
The Paradigm
The Paradigm 8 өдрийн өмнө
Ok, you may tear down Lincoln, Columbus, and Jackson, but I draw the line at big, uncle Teddy!
Northern Iggy
Northern Iggy 8 өдрийн өмнө
Communists are ripping down statues of western icons... its what they do... and has nothing to do with race... never has. BLM is infested with communist ideology.. Antifa is simply a re-branded communist ideology. So called "progressives" are also just re-branded communists. Communists will rip down all western statues.. churches.. anything and everything in order to ensure there is nobody 'above' them, and the very definition of 'equity'. Equally poor, equally enslaved.
Bobsheaux
Bobsheaux 8 өдрийн өмнө
B-But... White colonist!!!! And... stuff!
7anonimo1
7anonimo1 8 өдрийн өмнө
FACIST "UNIVERSITY"!!!
ANDRE ARAUJO
ANDRE ARAUJO 8 өдрийн өмнө
Teddy Roosevelt was a massive tyrant on par with woodrow wilson
Gigant Gigantyczny
Gigant Gigantyczny 9 өдрийн өмнө
In Poland he will be always remembered as a traitor and coward who sold our country to Stalin after II World War. He doesn't deserve a name of the street in my hometown (named by communists).
Kent84
Kent84 9 өдрийн өмнө
He was a true hero!
Miles Moore
Miles Moore 10 өдрийн өмнө
Statues are being pulled down by those who want to erase American History, working for those who want to over throw America.
bobcollum __
bobcollum __ 10 өдрийн өмнө
Does Ben Tillman have any statues around, because we can pull those down too.
Mark Allen
Mark Allen 10 өдрийн өмнө
A great historical figure, disgraced by oaf brained virulent Marxists. It is just sad to see Americans hating their own history. This makes me question the education being taught at schools.
Allayna Decker
Allayna Decker 10 өдрийн өмнө
I’ve been watching this video series, and all these “statue tippers” should do their dang research FIRST before they start jumping the gun with a tear-down “revolution.” I’m APPALLED that their “freedom of speech”and “pursuit of happiness” is the destruction of America and its MANY founders who’ve done incredible work for us in history. Does everyone have skeletons in their closet, secret sins, hidden wrongs? Sure, probably why it wasn’t completely made public like what we’re doing today...but does it encompass and define their life? NO! Y’all need to STOP focusing on the mistakes of man and redirect your foolish thinking to their accomplishments for our country, yours and mine. This act of retaliation is how my four-year-old child acts when he can’t get his way...newsflash, y’all need anger management!
Lake Dodge
Lake Dodge 10 өдрийн өмнө
To anger a conservative, them em a lie. To anger a liberal, tell em the truth. Teddy Roosevelt
JayL
JayL 10 өдрийн өмнө
God, I hate being called an African American. We’re are black. Stop with the political correctness bs.
Luke Davies
Luke Davies 11 өдрийн өмнө
Roosevelt was a progressive.
gdprsn
gdprsn 11 өдрийн өмнө
Indoctrinated brain washed morons with out knowing history.
John Mac
John Mac 11 өдрийн өмнө
My favorite President. Speak softly and carry a big stick.
FimWritersGroup
FimWritersGroup 12 өдрийн өмнө
He was cancelled even back then and STILL defied the left by being successful with his writing! Talk about a Legend!
Luke Davies
Luke Davies 11 өдрийн өмнө
Roosevelt was left wing by American standards, when concerned that the Republican Party was leaning too far right, he left the party and started a party called “the progressives”
MrMrchatcity
MrMrchatcity 13 өдрийн өмнө
Teddy is my number 1 pres. if not #1 then a very close 2nd Teddy was man of principles. Politically by todays standards Teddy can be best described as an Enigma wrapped in a Conundrum. Though Teddy was a Republican, he was not a supporter of Laissez-faire Capitalism like todays Republicans. Teddy believed in a strong central Government Power and using that power for the benefit of the citizens. Besides for Lincoln and ending slavery, Teddy's policies defined what the Republican party stood for until the 60's. Government Regulations, Anti-Trust Laws, Pro-Workers Rights, Created Consumer Protections by creating the FDA Teddy seized land for national parks for use by all of the citizens Though Teddy didn't do much with pushing policies to protect African Americans Teddy did not concede to pressure from within the Republican party at ending the progress African American men were making politically and economically 1890's & 1900's If it isn't clear Teddy Roosevelt is a Progressive and only ran for office the third time because TAFT attempted to sell all of the public parks to the same big corporate monopolies that Teddy fought in his presidency. TAFT is what the republican party is today. and the democratic party is just the same except one believes a fetus is conscious and you can't kill it but also believes sometimes a conscious person can not be forgiven for some crimes and must be killed and the other party believes the same thing if it will get them elected. Teddy on the other hand is a Progressive and I don't think he would want PRAGERU claiming him.
Garrison Morton
Garrison Morton 13 өдрийн өмнө
We could use another Teddy.
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine 13 өдрийн өмнө
Great video! Only one mistake, Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when he took over after McKinley's assassination not 41. Keep up the great work! It's sad, that today we are seeing statues ripped down of historical figures by dim witted AOC loving gen z, millennial, can't decide what gender, cancel culture babies.
Brick Brick
Brick Brick 13 өдрийн өмнө
True Patriot
Chris 432T
Chris 432T 13 өдрийн өмнө
Should be at least four or more minutes imo? Two minutes is just not enough time to commit to memory these great men who shaped our country?
James Moist
James Moist 13 өдрийн өмнө
Theodore Roosevelt was incredibly leftist.
John Weber
John Weber 13 өдрийн өмнө
A lot of people are under the assumption that Teddy was a hardline Leftist. Not without any reason, but I’d say not truly right and seems to require leaving out the context of the time. I’d say TR is actually closer to the One Nation Conservatives of Europe like Britain’s Benjamin Disraeli and Germany’s Otto von Bismarck than anything else. He wasn’t insincere about wanting to hold big business up to ethical standards but he was just as if not more afraid of the working class becoming debased and prone to violent radicalization which he feared might lead to an American equivalent of the French Revolution. The labor unrest was acute at the time as shown by the rise of the then mainstream Populists, the bourgeoning Socialists and the fringe Anarchists one of whom had assassinated his predecessor William McKinley. He was reacting to them just as much as he was any excesses of big business. Like Disraeli and Bismarck TR came to the conclusion that the way to solve that problem was moderate reform that would satisfy the working class enough and remind big business that they were accountable to the law like everybody else. It needs to be stressed though that most of his chief rivals at the time were indeed to his Left including the Populist William Jennings Bryan, the Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the Socialist Eugene V. Debs whom he all deemed dangerous radicals. Teddy’s reputation as the “Trust Buster” is somewhat exaggerated. He always tried to make a distinction between “good trusts” and “bad trusts” with the intention of only going after those that were demonstrably taking part in malfeasant behavior. If they weren’t he actually thought that they were good for the country in how they could get out reliable products consumers wanted on a massive scale. The Populists on the other hand saw it as necessary to break up all monopolies because they saw them as intrinsically being an imminent threat that held down the common American. Woodrow Wilson, who had adopted most of William Jennings Bryan’s platform, resolved the issue by passing the Clayton Antitrust Act which both broke up all the remaining monopolies and set up clear limits that would keep them from arising again. The Populists also called for the nationalization of certain sectors like the railroads and telegraph lines. The Socialists naturally wanted to collectivize all major industry. TR on the other hand thought regulation rather than nationalization was the better option to keep businesses honest as opposed to the government taking control over them. It should also be noted that even his arguably in some ways more conservative Republican successor William Howard Taft actually busted twice the amount of trusts in one term that Teddy did in both of his, albeit because he was trying to uphold an established law the way it read to him more than for ideological reasons. It was one of the multiple reasons the two had their falling out. Another point to highlight is that while Teddy was sympathetic to the plight of the working people did not side with them a priori or think that they too shouldn’t be held to a personal standard of conduct. The most prominent example of this was his take on the Free Silver issue. The Populists advocated injecting silver backed currency into the money supply so that poor farmers could raise the prices on their crops, acquires the money and then pay back their debts to the banks while also having a little extra to keep for themselves. TR on the other hand was a stalwart supporter of maintaining the Gold Standard and that was for two reasons. Firstly he like the president who had established the Gold Standard Ulysses S. Grant believed it was necessary in order to have a strong stable economy but he also saw it as dishonorable and a shirking of personal responsibility for people to try to pay back their debts with money that was of markedly lesser value than when it had been loaned out due to consciously applied inflation. In other words while Bryan wanted to alleviate the hardship of the poor no matter what it took TR didn’t think it should come at the price of integrity or penalizing the wealthy if they didn't actually do something wrong. Then there’s the non-economic factors. The most prominent perhaps being that Teddy, again like Disraeli and Bismarck, was adamant about empire building. He had been one of the staunchest advocates for conducting the Spanish-American War as well as annexing both Hawaii and the Philippines. During his own presidency he would also carry out the geopolitical maneuvering to acquire the land for the construction of the Panama Canal. A part of these decisions were linked to his belief that the West had a role in civilizing underdeveloped peoples. He was also a fierce advocate for traditional family values. His vocal stress on the importance of embracing motherhood as a priority and the repugnance of abortion drew him ire from the modern Progressive icon herself Margaret Sanger. When all these factors are taken in their totality I think he squarely belongs in the milieu of Victorian Era conservatism. Also keep in mind that his distant cousin Franklin actually supported his heated partisan rival Wilson over him in the election of 1912 while FDR’s chief ideological rival over the New Deal Herbert Hoover not only came out of the Progressive wing of the Republican Party, he ironically enough was smeared as a socialist by their campaign despite what they’d do when taking power, but was a committed supporter of Teddy including during his run with the Progressive Party, a label which at the time had a broader meaning than it does today. If you compare his iconic Rugged Individualism speech to TR’s own about the Strenuous Life you’ll see many overlapping themes. Hoover’s chief concern about the New Deal not being any kind of economic interventionism to deal with a pressing targeted issue but it’s attempts he perceived to reshape the consciousness of the American people into a predominantly collectivistic form as was happening in the totalitarian regimes of Europe at the time. Who would qualify as being his successors today is indeed a tricky question though. It should be noted as well that his preferred label was as a “Progressive Conservative” which is a concept that is foreign to people nowadays.
Light Lux
Light Lux 14 өдрийн өмнө
My favorite TR story was that he had a pet badger that was given to him by a family while campaigning. He kept it and it became a presidential pet. I still can’t help but laugh at the thought of a badger roaming the halls of the White House. 😂😂😂
Julius Seizure
Julius Seizure 14 өдрийн өмнө
Buff President Eggman.
Brian Branson
Brian Branson 14 өдрийн өмнө
he was the moron who opened the door for all the alphabet agency's, we face today. but hay lets hear it for the national parks.
HowTo SaveALife
HowTo SaveALife 14 өдрийн өмнө
Answer: Way better than Franklin Roosevelt.
LightGranite23
LightGranite23 7 өдрийн өмнө
FDR was a racist who sent Asian-Americans to prison camps just for being Asian-American. He also married his cousin. Probably did some racist stuff as NY governor as well.
Lou Thurston
Lou Thurston 14 өдрийн өмнө
Most remarkable president by far. However, was a progressive (the first?) and got Wilson elected.
Akshat Khandelwal
Akshat Khandelwal 14 өдрийн өмнө
I am not an American but TR has been one of the greatest inspirations of my life. The sheer optimism and energy that candidate would get to the table would be crazy. I pity a country lucky enough to have him as a former president. But stupid enough to destroy his statue.
Sleepwalkr 73
Sleepwalkr 73 14 өдрийн өмнө
The people tearing down his statue know absolutely nothing about history, who people actually were, what they fought for, and why they did what they did, when they did it... The people tearing down all of these statues, live their lives based off of how they feel that particular day. And that's a sad, sad commentary on America in 2020.
A Channel
A Channel 14 өдрийн өмнө
Wait they tore down tedy?
Nicole Butler
Nicole Butler 14 өдрийн өмнө
They tore down his statue?! Teddy bears, people, Teddy bears!
Miles Wilson
Miles Wilson 14 өдрийн өмнө
Teddy was a hybrid creature. Leftist in some ways, conservative in others. Doubtlessly he is the grandfather of progressives (and Rhinos) today because he was the candidate for the Progressive Party, and even after bailing to the Republican party, he chose to refer to himself as "left center". Funny how one's words affect those who will follow. The Republicans became the hosts of leftists. And we wonder why the Republicans today are impotent against Leftists.
Luke Davies
Luke Davies 11 өдрийн өмнө
Mostly has to do with the southern strategy I think
Richard Jing
Richard Jing 15 өдрийн өмнө
If Theodore Roosevelt wasn't a raging imperialist you people would be calling him a communist for interfering in the free market with his trust-busting and new regulations. I love how you say "Bull Moose" candidacy because you don't want to show the official name of his third party - the Progressive Party.
BASED
BASED 15 өдрийн өмнө
Theodore Roosevelt is a great example of a true American. I personally like what he did to preserve the environment.
Gabe B
Gabe B 15 өдрийн өмнө
They didn't even mention the video that he opened absolutely tons of national parks which still are around to this day. Maybe if liberals knew that then they wouldn't be tearing his statues down but that's a bit hopeful for the modern Democrats
Mad Scientist
Mad Scientist 15 өдрийн өмнө
Where is our Teddy now that we really need one?
1 JetGator
1 JetGator 15 өдрийн өмнө
Similar to our current GREAT President (Trump)... A real MAN! And a true PATRIOT! 🇺🇸😎🇺🇸
Luke Davies
Luke Davies 11 өдрийн өмнө
Roosevelt was more of a man than Trump could ever be.
strim clocks
strim clocks 15 өдрийн өмнө
What about all his environmental conservation work? That was really nice.
Ethan Cash
Ethan Cash 15 өдрийн өмнө
As a liberal, I think Roosevelt is the dopest president ever. Not sure who would have beef with him
pop Basketball
pop Basketball 15 өдрийн өмнө
Teddy Roosevelt was a socialist progressive who chose what trust would rule and which wouldn't. He did some good things but all were pretty much unconstitutional. He help contribute to the 1907 economic fall when government started to gain ownership of the railroads. He was able create unconstitutional national parks for preserving nature and help create protection consumer labels. Overall he was a decent president, but yeah people are crazy and tribal for trying to bring down his statue. 6.8/10 president score
John Weber
John Weber 13 өдрийн өмнө
A lot of people are under the assumption that Teddy was a hardline Leftist. Not without any reason, but I’d say not truly right and seems to require leaving out the context of the time. I’d say TR is actually closer to the One Nation Conservatives of Europe like Britain’s Benjamin Disraeli and Germany’s Otto von Bismarck than anything else. He wasn’t insincere about wanting to hold big business up to ethical standards but he was just as if not more afraid of the working class becoming debased and prone to violent radicalization which he feared might lead to an American equivalent of the French Revolution. The labor unrest was acute at the time as shown by the rise of the then mainstream Populists, the bourgeoning Socialists and the fringe Anarchists one of whom had assassinated his predecessor William McKinley. He was reacting to them just as much as he was any excesses of big business. Like Disraeli and Bismarck TR came to the conclusion that the way to solve that problem was moderate reform that would satisfy the working class enough and remind big business that they were accountable to the law like everybody else. It needs to be stressed though that most of his chief rivals at the time were indeed to his Left including the Populist William Jennings Bryan, the Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the Socialist Eugene V. Debs whom he all deemed dangerous radicals. Teddy’s reputation as the “Trust Buster” is somewhat exaggerated. He always tried to make a distinction between “good trusts” and “bad trusts” with the intention of only going after those that were demonstrably taking part in malfeasant behavior. If they weren’t he actually thought that they were good for the country in how they could get out reliable products consumers wanted on a massive scale. The Populists on the other hand saw it as necessary to break up all monopolies because they saw them as intrinsically being an imminent threat that held down the common American. Woodrow Wilson, who had adopted most of William Jennings Bryan’s platform, resolved the issue by passing the Clayton Antitrust Act which both broke up all the remaining monopolies and set up clear limits that would keep them from arising again. The Populists also called for the nationalization of certain sectors like the railroads and telegraph lines. The Socialists naturally wanted to collectivize all major industry. TR on the other hand thought regulation rather than nationalization was the better option to keep businesses honest as opposed to the government taking control over them. It should also be noted that even his arguably in some ways more conservative Republican successor William Howard Taft actually busted twice the amount of trusts in one term that Teddy did in both of his, albeit because he was trying to uphold an established law the way it read to him more than for ideological reasons. It was one of the multiple reasons the two had their falling out. Another point to highlight is that while Teddy was sympathetic to the plight of the working people did not side with them a priori or think that they too shouldn’t be held to a personal standard of conduct. The most prominent example of this was his take on the Free Silver issue. The Populists advocated injecting silver backed currency into the money supply so that poor farmers could raise the prices on their crops, acquires the money and then pay back their debts to the banks while also having a little extra to keep for themselves. TR on the other hand was a stalwart supporter of maintaining the Gold Standard and that was for two reasons. Firstly he like the president who had established the Gold Standard Ulysses S. Grant believed it was necessary in order to have a strong stable economy but he also saw it as dishonorable and a shirking of personal responsibility for people to try to pay back their debts with money that was of markedly lesser value than when it had been loaned out due to consciously applied inflation. In other words while Bryan wanted to alleviate the hardship of the poor no matter what it took TR didn’t think it should come at the price of integrity or penalizing the wealthy if they didn't actually do something wrong. Then there’s the non-economic factors. The most prominent perhaps being that Teddy, again like Disraeli and Bismarck, was adamant about empire building. He had been one of the staunchest advocates for conducting the Spanish-American War as well as annexing both Hawaii and the Philippines. During his own presidency he would also carry out the geopolitical maneuvering to acquire the land for the construction of the Panama Canal. A part of these decisions were linked to his belief that the West had a role in civilizing underdeveloped peoples. He was also a fierce advocate for traditional family values. His vocal stress on the importance of embracing motherhood as a priority and the repugnance of abortion drew him ire from the modern Progressive icon herself Margaret Sanger. When all these factors are taken in their totality I think he squarely belongs in the milieu of Victorian Era conservatism. Also keep in mind that his distant cousin Franklin actually supported his heated partisan rival Wilson over him in the election of 1912 while FDR’s chief ideological rival over the New Deal Herbert Hoover not only came out of the Progressive wing of the Republican Party, he ironically enough was smeared as a socialist by their campaign despite what they’d do when taking power, but was a committed supporter of Teddy including during his run with the Progressive Party, a label which at the time had a broader meaning than it does today. If you compare his iconic Rugged Individualism speech to TR’s own about the Strenuous Life you’ll see many overlapping themes. Hoover’s chief concern about the New Deal not being any kind of economic interventionism to deal with a pressing targeted issue but it’s attempts he perceived to reshape the consciousness of the American people into a predominantly collectivistic form as was happening in the totalitarian regimes of Europe at the time. Who would qualify as being his successors today is indeed a tricky question though. It should be noted as well that his preferred label was as a “Progressive Conservative” which is a concept that is foreign to people nowadays.
Kah Jonez
Kah Jonez 15 өдрийн өмнө
Does pragerU have a video about the 2020 election? If not that would be a great video to make.
Bruce Kolkebeck
Bruce Kolkebeck 15 өдрийн өмнө
You left out a few things. Brownsville Affair?
Jack Hamlett
Jack Hamlett 15 өдрийн өмнө
He was 42, not 41, when he became President.
The smore emperor
The smore emperor 15 өдрийн өмнө
Answer: some Schmuck.
Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer 15 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t have many hero’s but this man is definitely one of them
Caesar Augustus
Caesar Augustus 15 өдрийн өмнө
Theodore Roosevelt: the progressive president.
Zoomer Jack
Zoomer Jack 15 өдрийн өмнө
Doesn’t even mention his trust busting, which likely prevented a communist revolution from happening in America
Matt Butler
Matt Butler 15 өдрийн өмнө
Another short historical video with obnoxious hip-hop music drowning out the narrator!???
Fred Fredricks
Fred Fredricks 15 өдрийн өмнө
Oregon doesn’t really count anymore
Aytahn Benavi
Aytahn Benavi 15 өдрийн өмнө
TR was a progressive icon. He broke trusts and monopolies, increased workplace safety, cleaned up the NYPD, and set standards for food and drug quality. These people know nothing.
Nicolas Lugo
Nicolas Lugo 15 өдрийн өмнө
He has always been my favorite President--second is Reagan and third is Trump--Trumping the spot that GW Bush once occupied, until he sold us out by congratulating the leftist mindless puppet and thief before the elections results have been certified. But I digress.
Kenneth
Kenneth 15 өдрийн өмнө
MAKE. MORE. OF. THESE. @pragerU
Ronnie Pirtle Jr
Ronnie Pirtle Jr 15 өдрийн өмнө
RECALL & REDO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2020. VERIFY IN YOUR EMAIL AFTERWARDS petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recall-and-redo-presidential-election-2020 Redo
Mark Schrubbe
Mark Schrubbe 15 өдрийн өмнө
A truly great man !
Bruh sound effect v2
Bruh sound effect v2 15 өдрийн өмнө
So his statue should remain because he was young and had a black friend?
Bruh sound effect v2
Bruh sound effect v2 15 өдрийн өмнө
@007kingifrit Do you agree with the USA taking down the statue of Saddam Hussein? He was a part of our history and yet the USA took his statue down.
007kingifrit
007kingifrit 15 өдрийн өмнө
he was a wonderful part of our history. that's why he should remain
C Morales
C Morales 16 өдрийн өмнө
Those individuals going about demolishing statues see themselves as educated and enlightened. They're actually spoiled brats and a blight on their generation. They'll desperately need the socialist utopia they dream of since they will be useless as employees in the business world.
Chelsea T
Chelsea T 16 өдрийн өмнө
Now that Biden's the new prez, I just need to start buying unaltered books about our country's history. I want to remember the men and women that helped build this country without being ashamed it. No human history is absent of blots or completely pristine with honor & glory, but I feel like the moment we forget all the good and all the bad things & people that have led us to right now we really do lose everything that defines us as the American people
Jack
Jack 16 өдрийн өмнө
This is shocking, Roosevelt have no involvement in slavery or southern rebellion, He was a great patriot. They're coming after everyone i guess..
Diego Gonsalvo
Diego Gonsalvo 16 өдрийн өмнө
He also did more for National Parks than any other president.
CharlesinGA
CharlesinGA 16 өдрийн өмнө
That was just a thin slice of TR's life. Created National Parks, explored unexplored rivers in Brazil, African safari notto just kill animals, but to collect and preserve specimens for future generations, and so much more. tearing down statues is, well, criminal, by criminals.
Paul Cox
Paul Cox 16 өдрийн өмнө
A man who led our country and lived his life by his convictions and Christian upbringing with a zest for knowledge and acute senses for right and wrong,just and unjust.
Jae Angelica
Jae Angelica 16 өдрийн өмнө
Wait! Hold up! Why are his statues being torn down? What’s wrong with him?
007kingifrit
007kingifrit 15 өдрийн өмнө
the far left wants to destroy our history and replace it with their own
Scottish Banana Clan
Scottish Banana Clan 16 өдрийн өмнө
Theodore Roosevelt was beyond left or right. He literally embodied America. He was lady liberties son.
Cody Allen
Cody Allen 16 өдрийн өмнө
The man that got woodrow wilson elected.
Conservative Chicken
Conservative Chicken 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Cody Allen yep he almost won it too sooooo
Cody Allen
Cody Allen 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Conservative Chicken by creating a third party and running splitting the vote between parties and handing the presidency to a very bad president?
Conservative Chicken
Conservative Chicken 16 өдрийн өмнө
That goes title goes to the Republican Party and Taft for not nominating him
megalopolis2015
megalopolis2015 16 өдрийн өмнө
And here I am, havng difficulty finishing one music album.
Gearoid Ryan
Gearoid Ryan 16 өдрийн өмнө
Roosevelt would be a Democrat today
007kingifrit
007kingifrit 15 өдрийн өмнө
no he wouldn't, you people hate guns and hunting
Chaille Smith
Chaille Smith 16 өдрийн өмнө
I thought he was also one of the 1st true conservationists. Did he establish many of the national parks?
Chaille Smith
Chaille Smith 14 өдрийн өмнө
@007kingifrit thank you! I knew I was not nuts. Well at these on this
007kingifrit
007kingifrit 15 өдрийн өмнө
yup
Erling fs
Erling fs 16 өдрийн өмнө
Bernie Sanders is the modern day Theodore Roosevelt
Erling fs
Erling fs 13 өдрийн өмнө
@John Weber I agree! Teddy was not necessarily a leftist. It was an exaggeration to compare him to Sanders, but he is probably closer to Bernie economically than many people think. He was for a basic welfare state, and some moderate reforms. These are not necessarily leftist policies. Like you point out, conservatives have been for moderate reforms to satisfy the working class through history, and today, most European conservatives are for things like universal healthcare and for a basic welfare state. They have found out that a welfare state is necessary to create and concerve a well-functioning stable society with less social unrest. The modern GOP has become so far-right and libertarian economically, that basic things like universal healthcare or a National Health Service like Teddy was for, are considered left-wing or socialist. USA is the only country in the western world which not guarantees healthcare to its citizens, and it is not such a radical idea. Conservtaism in the US has become something different than in Europe. I agree that "Progressive conservatism" is a concept foreign to people in the US nowadays, but it is well and alive in Europe. In my country Norway, The Conservative party is for universal healthcare, tution free college, strong labour unions and so on, because they have seen how successful these policies are
John Weber
John Weber 13 өдрийн өмнө
A lot of people are under the assumption that Teddy was a hardline Leftist. Not without any reason, but I’d say not truly right and seems to require leaving out the context of the time. I’d say TR is actually closer to the One Nation Conservatives of Europe like Britain’s Benjamin Disraeli and Germany’s Otto von Bismarck than anything else. He wasn’t insincere about wanting to hold big business up to ethical standards but he was just as if not more afraid of the working class becoming debased and prone to violent radicalization which he feared might lead to an American equivalent of the French Revolution. The labor unrest was acute at the time as shown by the rise of the then mainstream Populists, the bourgeoning Socialists and the fringe Anarchists one of whom had assassinated his predecessor William McKinley. He was reacting to them just as much as he was any excesses of big business. Like Disraeli and Bismarck TR came to the conclusion that the way to solve that problem was moderate reform that would satisfy the working class enough and remind big business that they were accountable to the law like everybody else. It needs to be stressed though that most of his chief rivals at the time were indeed to his Left including the Populist William Jennings Bryan, the Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the Socialist Eugene V. Debs whom he all deemed dangerous radicals. Teddy’s reputation as the “Trust Buster” is somewhat exaggerated. He always tried to make a distinction between “good trusts” and “bad trusts” with the intention of only going after those that were demonstrably taking part in malfeasant behavior. If they weren’t he actually thought that they were good for the country in how they could get out reliable products consumers wanted on a massive scale. The Populists on the other hand saw it as necessary to break up all monopolies because they saw them as intrinsically being an imminent threat that held down the common American. Woodrow Wilson, who had adopted most of William Jennings Bryan’s platform, resolved the issue by passing the Clayton Antitrust Act which both broke up all the remaining monopolies and set up clear limits that would keep them from arising again. The Populists also called for the nationalization of certain sectors like the railroads and telegraph lines. The Socialists naturally wanted to collectivize all major industry. TR on the other hand thought regulation rather than nationalization was the better option to keep businesses honest as opposed to the government taking control over them. It should also be noted that even his arguably in some ways more conservative Republican successor William Howard Taft actually busted twice the amount of trusts in one term that Teddy did in both of his, albeit because he was trying to uphold an established law the way it read to him more than for ideological reasons. It was one of the multiple reasons the two had their falling out. Another point to highlight is that while Teddy was sympathetic to the plight of the working people did not side with them a priori or think that they too shouldn’t be held to a personal standard of conduct. The most prominent example of this was his take on the Free Silver issue. The Populists advocated injecting silver backed currency into the money supply so that poor farmers could raise the prices on their crops, acquires the money and then pay back their debts to the banks while also having a little extra to keep for themselves. TR on the other hand was a stalwart supporter of maintaining the Gold Standard and that was for two reasons. Firstly he like the president who had established the Gold Standard Ulysses S. Grant believed it was necessary in order to have a strong stable economy but he also saw it as dishonorable and a shirking of personal responsibility for people to try to pay back their debts with money that was of markedly lesser value than when it had been loaned out due to consciously applied inflation. In other words while Bryan wanted to alleviate the hardship of the poor no matter what it took TR didn’t think it should come at the price of integrity or penalizing the wealthy if they didn't actually do something wrong. Then there’s the non-economic factors. The most prominent perhaps being that Teddy, again like Disraeli and Bismarck, was adamant about empire building. He had been one of the staunchest advocates for conducting the Spanish-American War as well as annexing both Hawaii and the Philippines. During his own presidency he would also carry out the geopolitical maneuvering to acquire the land for the construction of the Panama Canal. A part of these decisions were linked to his belief that the West had a role in civilizing underdeveloped peoples. He was also a fierce advocate for traditional family values. His vocal stress on the importance of embracing motherhood as a priority and the repugnance of abortion drew him ire from the modern Progressive icon herself Margaret Sanger. When all these factors are taken in their totality I think he squarely belongs in the milieu of Victorian Era conservatism. Also keep in mind that his distant cousin Franklin actually supported his heated partisan rival Wilson over him in the election of 1912 while FDR’s chief ideological rival over the New Deal Herbert Hoover not only came out of the Progressive wing of the Republican Party, he ironically enough was smeared as a socialist by their campaign despite what they’d do when taking power, but was a committed supporter of Teddy including during his run with the Progressive Party, a label which at the time had a broader meaning than it does today. If you compare his iconic Rugged Individualism speech to TR’s own about the Strenuous Life you’ll see many overlapping themes. Hoover’s chief concern about the New Deal not being any kind of economic interventionism to deal with a pressing targeted issue but it’s attempts he perceived to reshape the consciousness of the American people into a predominantly collectivistic form as was happening in the totalitarian regimes of Europe at the time. Who would qualify as being his successors today is indeed a tricky question though. It should be noted as well that his preferred label was as a “Progressive Conservative” which is a concept that is foreign to people nowadays.
Erling fs
Erling fs 15 өдрийн өмнө
@007kingifrit I was maybe exaggerating, and Bernie Sanders is probably more similar to FDR. However, Teddy Roosevelt had many similar polices and ideas as Sanders. He increased the size of the federal goverment as president, and imposed many new regulations on businesses. He ran for president in 1912 for The Progressive Party with a platform called New Nationalism. The platform called for a National Health Service, social insurance for disabled and elderly people, mimimun wage laws for woman, an inheritance tax, a higher federal income tax, stronger regulations on businesses, eight hour work day which was radical at that time, and may more progressive policies. Read under socioeconomic policies en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Nationalism_(Theodore_Roosevelt) . Sanders is btw not a communist
007kingifrit
007kingifrit 15 өдрийн өмнө
that's dumb, bernie is a communist. roosevelt loved private industry
Scottish Banana Clan
Scottish Banana Clan 16 өдрийн өмнө
I like your funny words magic man
Erling fs
Erling fs 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thedore Roosevelt supported a stronger federal goverment, a national healthcare plan, minimum wage for woman, strong regulation of businesses, inheritance tax, higher federal income tax and many other progressive policies. His agenda was much closer to Bernie Sanders’ than to the modern republican agenda.
Erling fs
Erling fs 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Scottish Banana Clan I agree that there are differences in style and energy. I was mostly talking about policies. Sanders' policies have many similarities to Teddy Roosevelt's New Nationalism. The point is that people who like Teddy's policies probably should be considering supporting someone with progressive economically policies, and not candidates with more libertarian and neoliberal leaning economically beliefs like the majority of Republicans and some corporatist Democrats have.
Samuel Tratt
Samuel Tratt 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Scottish Banana Clan bernie Sanders net worth Is around 2 million he is not Even close to be a billionaire
Scottish Banana Clan
Scottish Banana Clan 16 өдрийн өмнө
You know I really don't get that energy from Sanders that you get from Theodore. Theodore Roosevelt was a cowboy, soldier, philospher, historian, conservative, gunslinging Chad. Bernie Sanders is a rich billionaire that acts like he isn't a rich billionaire. Also, where as Roosevelt wasn't a slave to his political party and wasn't forced to drop out which allowed him to actually become president, Sanders is weak, told by the filthy rich DNC to drop out every year, and is slaved to his massive donations.
HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971
HeavyMetalRuinedMyLife1971 16 өдрийн өмнө
This channel is great but I wish the speech volume was louder.
Just think
Just think 16 өдрийн өмнө
first prez to invite a black person to dinner at the White House. great naturalist and author who started many Nat Parks.
fire fox
fire fox 16 өдрийн өмнө
Conveniently left out Teddys anti Republican era mnpost.info/zone/pdSspNfJkctjnKg/video
fire fox
fire fox 16 өдрийн өмнө
A politician who fought tje republicans, because they became to corrupt
GalaxyOfReeses KIng
GalaxyOfReeses KIng 16 өдрийн өмнө
If you don't hate the Left, why you even bother voting, let alone take your own kids to school?
Andy Cox
Andy Cox 16 өдрийн өмнө
Did you guys choose to put the stupid music over this video? The background music is awful
Nancy Zvolensky
Nancy Zvolensky 16 өдрийн өмнө
Guess we should destroy all our "Teddy" bears too! Lol!
Nancy Zvolensky
Nancy Zvolensky 16 өдрийн өмнө
My second favorite president only after Lincoln! We have all our national parks for which to thank him
DarnedYankee 1776
DarnedYankee 1776 16 өдрийн өмнө
The Man, The Bull Moose, The Legend... Theodore Roosevelt!
Calvin Fletcher
Calvin Fletcher 16 өдрийн өмнө
if the left realized that roosevelt and woodrow wilson created the modern day progressive movement, they would not be pulling down his statues.
Bryan
Bryan 16 өдрийн өмнө
They seriously take down my man Teddy!!?!?
MrVladteples
MrVladteples 16 өдрийн өмнө
People haven't gotten it yet. It's not about racism is about destroying the entire history of the US and make it a socialist nation.
Mark Can
Mark Can 16 өдрийн өмнө
If I’m not mistaken he supported national healthcare
censorship bites
censorship bites 16 өдрийн өмнө
Author of my favorite quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds..."
Baron Powers
Baron Powers 16 өдрийн өмнө
This is just sad
Maverick Republican
Maverick Republican 16 өдрийн өмнө
USA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
richard parr
richard parr 16 өдрийн өмнө
MOST American President ever. Rest In Peace, Colonel.
Geoff Tenth
Geoff Tenth 16 өдрийн өмнө
The new deal was the most socialist piece of legislation ever passed. It saved the us dollar and this country. If the same deal were presented today FDR would be equated to Karl Marx.
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