Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Would you please tell Sinclair to go home and let me run the country.

 
Context
Sinclair had written The Jungle which was an expose of the meat packing industry which at the time was brutal for the workers and unhealthy and unsanitary for the consumers. The book was exceedingly popular and there were many cries for reform and regulation. Sinclair however was continuing pressuring President Roosevelt who he did not think was acting fast enough. After the telegram, Roosevelt got the first Pure Food & Drug Commission created legislatively.
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Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States (Republican, NY), Telegram to Upton Sinclair’s Publisher

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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.

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