Theodore Roosevelt's Growth In The Twentieth Century

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Theodore Roosevelt set the nation on the path to growth that would last throughout the 20th Century. By the time Roosevelt left office he had forever changed the influence of the presidency making him one of the best US presidents through protecting the environment, passing a safety act, and settling a strike. Roosevelts motivation and perseverance helped him accomplish so much in his time in office.

First off Roosevelt entered the White House with a broad knowledge of government and excellent leadership skills. He negotiated a settlement to the anthracite coal strike. The strike had been going on in Pennsylvania for over four months(The pennsylvania center.edu) Roosevelt despite being told not to get involved was very determined to resolve the matter, whether legal or not. Roosevelt formed the arbitration committee, this established the coal strike commission. From this came the end of the strike which had lasted 163 days. This was the first time the government had intervened in a labor dispute and recognized the rights of organized labor( …show more content…

He saw first hand how human activities harm the world. Roosevelt was a lover of nature and dedicated himself to conserving the land and protecting wildlife. Set aside 230 million acres of land for this. There were 150 national forests, 51 bird reserves, 5 national parks, and 18 monuments. Roosevelt was also appointed as the first chief of the US Forest Service. This is agency that protects forests. They help restore and conserve the land. "It is time for us now as a nation to exercise the same reasonable foresight in dealing with our great natural resources that would be shown by any prudent man in conserving and widely using the property which contains the assurance of well-being for himself and his children.”(Theodore Roosevelt.org) This quote directly from Roosevelt himself. This shows how passionate he was as a remarkable conservationist, that still makes its impact

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