Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

I esteem it my duty to use every endeavor to prevent this growing monopoly [electric power], the most threatening which has ever appeared, from being fastened upon the people of this nation.

 
Context
Innovative science and technology from Edison and Tessla had produced an electrical industry that rapidly formed into a monopoly.
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Born: October 27, 1858
  • Died: January 6, 1919
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.