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Presidential Report Card- Theodore Roosevelt

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Meghana Pothukuchi

on 28 November 2016

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Transcript of Presidential Report Card- Theodore Roosevelt

Chief Legislator
supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the National Guard units when they are called into federal service.
Chief Executive
Head of State
Head of Party
Chief Diplomat
Guardian of the Economy
Before he was President
Theodore Roosevelt
Born in New York City on October 27, 1858
graduated from Harvard and Columbia
governor of New York before becoming vice president
Became President for 2 terms after McKinely was shot (youngest president)
influencing the making of laws and the policy agenda for Congress
Helps to promote the goals of the party and get other officials from the party elected to office
ceremonial head of the United States/government, the symbol of all the people of the nation
head of the executive branch of the government

recognizing foreign governments, making treaties, and effecting executive agreements
Overall Grade:
Good Evidence
Bad Evidence
Table of Contents
1)Background-Before he was President
2)Chief Legislator
3)Commander-in Chief
4)Chief Executive
5)Head of State
6)Head of Party
7)Guardian of the Economy
8)Chief Diplomat

Because both the Executive and Legislative branch had a majority of Republicans, it made it easier for him to pass policies:
Pure Food and Drug Act:Banned food that was labeled falsely/impurely that is sold, shipped, or bought.
Meat Inspection Act of 1906:passed after the public was angry at companies who abused meat packaging
Treaty of Portsmouth: helped meidacte the Russo-Japanese War (won a Noble Prize)
He was able to pass many policies, but one fault is that he exercised too much power
ex: He tried to change the rules of Football.
Because he had the advantage of not having a divided government, he was able to pass many policies & therefore have a strong role as Chief Legislator.
Good Evidence
Largely expanded the US Navy (the first president to do so)
Deployed troops into foreign countries without consulting Congress
Bad Evidence
was a big environmentalist: established the National Forest Service in 1901.
Good Evidence
created the modern executive branch
created the Department of Commerce and Labor (the ninth Cabinet office)
used executive orders to establish Conservation of Natural Resources and Forest laws.
Bad Evidence
Square Deal:conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
worked hard to make the US military go from 5th place to 2nd.
He did care about increasing the strength of the US Military, but whether or not he cared too much is largely debated.
created the Panama Canal
big stick diplomacy: term used to show the abuse of Presidency to show other nations how powerful the US was
successfully nominated 3 supreme court judges
Overall, he did a great job as the Chief Executive and created and modified the branch we still have have in place today.
Good Evidence
His face is one of the few on Mount. Rushmore
created and used the term "bully pulpit" to say that the presidency provided him a platform to express his ideas.
toured the nation giving many speeches (exs: "Duties of American Citizenship" and "Strength and Decency")
Good Evidence
Won second election without much mobilization towards the Democrats
Worked well with Congress and the Republican Party- won second election
Did not meet eye to eye on many Democratic policies
Bad Evidence
He worked very well with his party, but wouldn't spare attention to the other.
can be argued that he overused the military (over 14 times) during his presidency becuase he feared Germany's expansion
Bad Evidence
had a controversially bad image due to the reconstruction of the Panama Canal.
He didn't have many scandals and fulfilled his role as Head of State.
Good Evidence
Bad Evidence
(often referred to as a bully of other countries)
He negotiated some foreign affairs, but was a bully to other countries.
Good Evidence
-first president to name his domestic policy, became the ground for other Presidents
wanted government to regulate big businesses (no Laissez Fair)
Bad Evidence
He did a great job with the economy and did not have many faults in this category.
Overall, he was a very good president and did well in each role.
1)Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.

2)History.com Staff. "Theodore Roosevelt." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.

3)"Miller Center." Presidential Key Events-Miller Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.

4)"Theodore Roosevelt - Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the U.S.A. - Teddy Roosevelt." Theodore Roosevelt - Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the U.S.A. - Teddy Roosevelt. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2016.
"speak softly and carry a big stick and you will go far."
It is debated whether or not he issued too many executive orders. (1081)
He approved the government's lawsuit against Northern Securities (railroad company) which caused much of his party to be very angry.
The president has the role to be concerned with unemployement,taxes, and the general welfare of the country. The president doesn't control the economy but he is expected to it smoothly.
Any questions?
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