“The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive”

Chapter X in An Autobiography On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot by an Anarchist…

The Right of the People to Rule

THE great fundamental issue now before the Republican party and before our people can be…

The Right of the People to Rule

The great fundamental issue now before the Republican party and before our people can be…

Theodore Roosevelt to Lincoln Steffens

My dear Steffens: In view of Mr. Cosgrave’s statement that I had read the proof…

Letter to Robert Bacon

Dear Bob: Do you recollect when you wrote me a similar letter over four years…

State of the Union Address Part II (1908)

Return to Part I The lesson of deforestation in China is a lesson which mankind…

State of the Union Address Part I (1908)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: FINANCES. The financial standing of the Nation at…

State of the Union Address Part II (1907)

Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess it becomes foolishness. We…

State of the Union Address Part I (1907)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: No nation has greater resources than ours, and…

State of the Union Address Part II (1906)

Return to Part I It would be impossible to overstate (though it is of course…

State of the Union Address Part I (1906)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: As a nation we still continue to enjoy…

State of the Union Address Part II (1905)

Return to Part I The first conference of nations held at The Hague in 1899,…

State of the Union Address Part I (1905)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: The people of this country continue to enjoy…

State of the Union Address Part II (1904)

Return to Part I I have repeatedly called attention to the confusion which exists in…

State of the Union Address Part I (1904)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: The Nation continues to enjoy noteworthy prosperity. Such…

State of the Union Address (1903)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: The country is to be congratulated on the…

State of the Union Address (1902)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: We still continue in a period of unbounded…

State of the Union Address Part II (1901)

Return to Part I In Cuba such progress has been made toward putting the independent…

State of the Union Address Part I (1901)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: The Congress assembles this year under the shadow…

Letter to Upton Sinclair

My Dear Mr. Sinclair: I have your letter of the 13th instant. I have now…

Who is a Progressive?

In his recent speech at Philadelphia President Taft stated that he was a Progressive, and…

First Inaugural Address (1905)

MY fellow-citizens, no people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and…

The Heirs of Abraham Lincoln

The Progressive movement which culminated last August in the creation of the Progressive party is…

National Life and Character

In National Life and Character; a Forecast, Mr. Charles H. Pearson, late fellow of Oriel…

A Charter for Democracy

I am profoundly sensible of the honor you have done me in asking me to…

The Right of the People to Rule

THE great fundamental issue now before the Republican party and before our people can be…

State of the Union Address (1908)

As regards the great corporations engaged in interstate business, and especially the railroad, I can…

State of the Union Address (1901)

During the last five years business confidence has been restored, and the nation is to…

Convention Between the US And Panama (Panama Canal)

For the Construction of a Ship Canal to Connect the Waters of the Atlantic and…

“True Americanism” The Forum Magazine

PATRIOTISM was once defined as "the last refuge of a scoundrel"; and somebody has recently remarked…

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

[This is an abridged version of the document.] Fourth Annual Message to Congress To the…

Confession of Faith

To you men and women who have come here to this great city of this…

The Strenuous Life

In speaking to you, men of the greatest city of the West, men of the State…

New Nationalism Speech

A Speech Delivered at the Dedication of the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas…

Inaugural Address (1905)

MY fellow-citizens, no people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and…