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The Democrat Party Turned Their Backs on You
"In fact, Have you also noticed how the Democrat Party has made an affirmative decision? To turn its back on all the people that used to claim to represent from Franklin Roosevelt actually earlier than that, in the turn of that Two centuries ago to now. They used to reach out. To quote unquote, the white working class to quote unquote, the blue collar White union member. But now they have decided because they are very diabolical in the way they treat human beings and the way they treat individuals and the way they group people and and try and pull together constituent groups and even create constituent groups. They've decided. They want permanent power. They noticed that since Ronald Reagan some of these white blue collar union voters, white blue collar nonunion voters Wait a minute. They're starting to vote for Republicans. Reagan won them by a large margin. Donald Trump won them by a large margin. So the Democrat party has now turned on. These people turned on many of you. You're now white supremacists your night near now, Deplorables. I'm telling you the truth. So they have Jennifer elected. Now they want open borders where they used to oppose open borders because it undermined unions, including the United Farm Workers union. Now they want open borders. Now they want as many people to come into this country as possible, preferably not white people, which is why you hear them talking the way they talk with their racist talk and the racist propaganda in our schools and so forth. Now I'm not supposed to talk about this because they try and demean people like me and silence. People like me. I'm not going anywhere. If I had to take a damn soap box and put it in my backyard, I'm not going anywhere.
"roosevelt." Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"Roosevelt and my goodness to earn the respect of a bunch of 19th century cattleman. No duck walk, and he walked the walk. That bar fight probably field his fate, but that he ultimately join these associations and lead them and spent the time doing that He also showed leadership and not just fortitude and strength when we come back more of this remarkable American character, and how the West shape that character Teddy Roosevelt story continues here on our American stories. It's all right. Have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely dropped the ball? Well, you don't need to worry about that. With Gary Ray bind. He's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of Raben Group. Concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work. We have to strive for world class. A friend of mine saw that we're paving up job and he pulled in and inside our team members and one guy said. Hey, man, you had some asphalt on the curb over there. You got to sweep that up. Just a few pebbles. Come on. He goes. Look at that. Is that world class? If we think we're OK with that, we're not world class. So again, my buddy, he said, Gary, I can't believe I heard us. I can't ever happen to go up on your job. I hear a guy saying this right? So we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people that care. People are accountable, passionate that are continually trying to improve. Have you ever heard of a.
Biden, Johnson Sign New Charter on Trade and Defense
"And British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are meeting in England and preparing to renew a historic document. That recognizes the two Nations special relationship NPR's Franco or Donna's reports, They'll sign a new Atlantic charter that will guide them for the next century. The two leaders met in carbs Bay, where they reviewed a copy of the original Atlantic Charter before sitting down for a bilateral meeting. Great Great pleasure, Mr President. Welcome you to call Great president be here. Happy to see you. The charter was signed in 1941 by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a senior administration official said. The original charter outline what the post World War order could and should look like. The new charter will make clear what the coming decades of the 21st century can and should look like.
A highlight from Episode 49; Disrespecting Bread?
"Pretty pumped about this week's episode. The old man's podcast. I'm going to have a tip for you on things that need to be cleaned around our houses but we probably don't clean them on. My mind is great inventions in using the phrase. It's the greatest thing sense fill in the blank. The dope build them with sliced bread. I've got a problem with that. I tell you all about it. Teddy roosevelt as a quote. That i want to go over with you on a pep talk out of the leaving ourselves and blue laws. Do you remember blue laws. Do you know what that means youngsters are gonna find this odd and you youngsters didn't know what blue laws mean. I think you're gonna be feeling the stout all this coming up on this episode of the old man's podcast
Do the Old Political Labels Still Apply?
"Do the old labels of conservative or tory and labour democrat. Do they have any application in a world where i saw it with my own eyes. Working for president trump. his appeal to the working class was undeniable as they billionaire republican quote unquote and on the left. We have a democrat party. At least in america that is mostly run by and speaking to rich white people in the coastal urban centers. Do the old labels. We became so used during the twentieth century. Have have they lost their connection to any tangible reality. I think you've got two aspects that. I think the there is still a base to each party. The democrats and but the basis evolved clearly bernie sanders as he himself said. He thought that his followers in policy terms essentially comprise thirty five forty percent of democrat. Well you know. That's up from five percent roosevelt's And and not more than five or ten percent as late as lbj or gay And i wouldn't have thought it was morton fifteen or twenty percent in clinton stay so so that has moved certainly and on the republican side. Obviously a lot of very wealthy have Sneath in the republicans and the most recent republican president has an. It's an honor to be in the in the batting line-up but warms up for him getting upcoming and perfect grants and also here both good friends But as you know better than most people the tremendous inroads that president trump made on the traditional Democratic hunting grounds instead of working class people general in hispanic american. And and so. Yes i it. The bases are evolving
The Civilian Climate Corps Is a Big-Government Plan
"Nearly one hundred years since the creation of the civilian conservation corps. Much of its legacy is still being put to use of everything needed here. This tunnels the most impressive piece of work tom. Ford would is assistant manager of lewis and clark caverns state park in west central montana. Thirty feet long lasting from the outside in the tunnel is big. You could walk down at comfortable until the passage opens into a massive dark cave where the air is heavy with a chilly humidity. This came forward. Says was discovered by a member of the conservation corps who decided to do a little non-sanctioned exploring like i said slid through all that and came out into just this hits the lights so it's by far the largest room we know of in the cave system it has the biggest formations hole cave that we know of as well ribbed columns of rock stretch from ceiling to floor looking like glistening coral reefs perfect. Somebody's formations are still a million years old at they're going in every year. Seventy to eighty thousand people get to enjoy them. That's not to mention the millions more who used trails campgrounds and bridges the dams and other work. That was done by the civilian conservation corps. That's one of the things. I hear the most bizarre. They talk about the history. All they lament the loss of that type of an organization the here in washington it makes sense. President biden is so drawn to the idea of re-booting one of the most popular enduring programs from the new deal biden has draped himself in fdr symbolism and like roosevelt. He's made big government spending and programs a key part of his agenda once in a generation investment in america yourself. This is the largest jobs plan since world war. Two in fact biden has positioned himself as the first president in generations to like fdr unapologetically pitched the federal government and government spending as the solution to big problems. These are investments. We made together as one country investments that the government was in a position to make time and again propel us into the
The USS William D. Porter Was the Unluckiest Ship in WWII
"The troubles of the uss william d porter began immediately as they were leaving port in norfolk virginia. The first problem was when they left port they raised their anchor improperly and they damaged one of the ships it was dock next to they tore off one of the railings a lifeboat mount from one of the ships. No one was hurt but it was a very inauspicious. Start to their journey. The next day things didn't go much better. They accidentally dropped a depth charge into the water which exploded the reason. Why so many ships in the fleet was to defend themselves against german u boats as no one knew the depth chart was being released. Everyone in the fleet assume that it was a torpedo attack which caused everyone to take evasive maneuvers. The porter had to sheepishly. Notify the rest of the fleet that they had accidentally caused the explosion and that they weren't under attack after the accidental depth-charge. The willie was hit by a rogue wave which washed one of the crew members overboard and he was never seen again. The next day it got even worse. President roosevelt wanted to see anti-aircraft drill to see how the ships would defend themselves against an they also went through a torpedo drill to simulate how they would launch a torpedo. Normally when you drill like this you remove the primer from the torpedo which is what makes it a shoot out of the torpedo tube. however the torpedo man aboard the porter forgot to take the primer out of one of the tubes when they simulated launching a torpedo they actually launched a torpedo and the torpedo is heading towards the uss iowa which had on board the president of the united states. i should add. It wasn't just the president of the united states aboard the iowa. Roosevelt had brought with him. The secretary of state cordell hull chief-of-staff admiral william delay chief of staff of the army. George marshall chief of naval operations ernest king commanding general of the. Us army's henry. Hap arnold secretary of commerce harry hopkins and a bunch of other high ranking officials. If the iowa were to be sunk it would've taken out almost all of the american senior military leadership during the war.
A Brief History of Entertainment Awards in the US
"Awards are tradition in the united states. Which have been around for almost one hundred years. The first academy awards were handed out in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine the hollywood roosevelt hotel. The ceremony lasted a whopping fifteen minutes. It's unclear exactly where the term oscar came from. But there's evidence of the staff of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences using the name as early as nineteen thirty-one the oscars were a huge hit and soon other entertainment organizations followed. Suit the other. Three major awards were all established after world war two. The first tony awards were given out in nineteen forty. Seven you award is named after actress antoinette. Perry who is nicknamed tony. She died in nineteen forty-six and the first awards were done in her honor at the first ceremony. Brock pemberton. Who handed out the award called it. A tony and the name stuck the emmy awards were first given out in nineteen forty nine in los angeles. When hardly anyone had televisions the awards. Were i only given out for. Local television stations in the los angeles area name emmy comes from the word imi which is a nickname for an image. Or th- akon. Which is the name of a camera tube. That was once used in tv cameras. The grannies were created in nineteen fifty eight as a response to the creation of the hollywood walk of fame the name. Grammy is short gramophone. Which is what the trophy looks like. And was the first record player which could play the first recorded music.
Hubble Telescope: The Story of Edwin Hubble
"Dr james naismith is said to heaven. Dented the game of basketball in massachusetts in eighteen. Ninety one the next year not far away in connecticut. Another sport took a big leap forward. When a man named pudge heffelfinger became the first person to officially get paid actual money to play for an american football team. Soon after mr pudge heffelfinger somewhat stardom as the first professional athlete each of these sports grew in popularity on college campuses but while football grew in popularity it also grew violent by the early nineteen hundreds. There were so many gruesome injuries and worse that it was almost banned entirely president. Teddy roosevelt door. All right sir. Theodore roosevelt had to get involved schools. Were canceling their programs. And more importantly mothers would not let their kids play the game. One of these. Nay saying moms was virginia hubble. She pleaded with her son. Edwin powell hubble not to run basically helmet lewis at full speed and to also basically looks heads of other college students. He listened to his mom and when he graduated. He hung up his dinky non protective helmet. This is a good thing because he was carrying around. What would be one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century and has had. He didn't need to go smashing that incredible brain into the rock hard cranium. Curiously oh mama. Hubble didn't make him stop. Boxing apparently edwin was a really great boxer and he continued his pugilist pursuit through college but when edwin hubble enrolled in school at the university of chicago he was planning to honor his father's wishes and be a lawyer. Lawyering wasn't really what made his heart thing. What did make his heart sing. Or the stars in the sky
Hester Ford, Oldest Person in America, Dead at 116
"The oldest person in america has passed away. Fox cara mchugh has that story. Automobiles were a novelty and theodore. Roosevelt was president in one thousand nine hundred four when hester ford was born in lancaster south carolina. She lived to become america's oldest person and what life hester grew up on a farm. She worked the soil plowed the fields and pick cotton and though she wasn't rich by worldly standards she produced great wealth of a different kind hester bore twelve children in her lifetime. They produced forty eight grandchildren. Who in turn gave birth to one hundred eight great grandchildren who then brought forth one hundred twenty great great grandbabies. Now that's a legacy hester. Ford passed away saturday in charlotte north carolina. She was one hundred sixteen. Karen mchugh fox news. I'm joe chiro fox news.
Kevin McCarthy Responds to New Bill That Would Add 4 Seats to the Supreme Court
"Republican leader of the house of representatives. Kevin mccarthy how are you sir good degrade one how are you. I'm doing well my friend. I'm very concerned tonight. The breaking news but it seems like every night. There's breaking news the the democrats in the house and the senate have apparently come up with a bill. At least that's the report to pack the supreme court with four additional justices. Have you ever seen anything like this. Kevin ever never never not even franklin roosevelt. What he what is this all about. Marcus control about controlling me you your listeners. Every single one of these ideas that the democrats bring up a bad idea but controlling our life from gun control from opening up the borders. Just letting anybody in now the idea that they wanna take over the court system. They got the majority in the house. The senate and the presidency now they want to judicial this is they will cheat they will do anything in the idea of power and control hit so true. I mean they weren't allegiance to the democrat party. Not the country. Let me ask you this. You got about twenty still. These phony moderates in the democrat party in the house. It seems to me that pressure needs to be put on them and made abundantly clear. You're finished if you even think about supporting something like this. We've got to do more than just pressure. But there's good news today. Today we swore in julia. Let no a new republican congresswoman. That means nancy pelosi. Today can only have two democrats voted against her bills to still pass them if three democrat goes with republicans we stop it so this is the time to put pressure but actually let's start to feeding up. What the damage that they have done in such a short amount of time we would never even think in our wildest dreams that they would be saying what they're saying today.
Three North Seattle light-rail stations to open Oct. 2
"Say three light rail stations in north Seattle will open October 2nd to report this week from the agency making that announcement about the new U District. Roosevelt and North Kate stations. The $1.9 billion extension expected to add about 45,000 daily passengers who can travel from North Gate Station to downtown's Westlake Station. In 14 minutes, and it's just over a
Wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park triples in size
"The North Dakota Forest Service says firefighters working to further contain a wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that tripled in size on Easter. Who's working through the night Sunday in an area of the park with the fire threatens the C C C
What Is Needed To Bring About Progressive Policy Changes?
"Might have criticisms over how bernie handled the fifteen dollars. An hour minimum wage battle in the relief bill. But putting that aside you know the other thing that he's focused on that. I think is really important. Is getting workers organized including traveling to bessemer alabama to help galvanize the efforts to unionize among warehouse. Workers there once. You have an organized workforce like that that's when the public pressure becomes real. That is what this country experienced in the lead. Up to the new deal. You think the roosevelt just like decided to pass the new deal out of the kindness of his own heart. No there were general strikes happening. Unfortunately a lot of those strikes ended up getting incredibly violent and brutal. And bloody but the victories that this country enjoyed as a result of that new deal happened on the backs of organized labor. And so that's the other part of this as well you need. You need lawmakers who are willing to You know implement out of the box strategies. And i guess in this case. It isn't really out of the box. But a strategy you need actual campaigning and policy work political work done on the ground by these lawmakers to push for policies that they're trying to pass and then you need organized labor to not only apply pressure temporarily but apply persistent pressure until we get what we
"roosevelt." Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"And now back to the show so his first wife dies allah and he had this romantic ideal of a love. That your first wife dies you don't remarry the and he told his sister that i'm not going to remarry well kuenz up remarrying. And it was edith. Carrow his childhood friend and he even wrote letters to his sister. You know how. I feel about getting remarried. But i feel right thing to do and it's sort of like this whirlwind wedding kind of under the radar then it becomes this family man desert anything we can learn about. Tr's romanticism through as family life. Well we see with roosevelt. Is this sort of full blown. Romanticism of his boyhood. That continually runs up against reality because romanticism is at its heart an unrealistic view of the world. Now we all have certain unrealistic views of the world and they have to be reconciled with reality at times and roosevelt was able to retain some of these but when he rian countered edith carrow. He realized that well he was attracted to her and as you suggest he felt guilty about it because there you're only supposed to have one true love those those romantic knights of the round table and all this other stuff. You know this one true love for each of us and he. He talked about how he didn't know what he would do. Should he be fortunate enough to get to heaven after he died because he'd have to explain to alice that he had been unfaithful to her after her. Death by marrying edith. Anyway but he does and they have children and the kids. The kids aren't really part of roosevelt's romantic vision but one of the things they do. Is they make roosevelt. Really attractive to voters. And because okay. Here's this family man. And he's young. Roosevelt was remarkably young in all of this stuff. He's gonna be when he does become president. He'll be the youngest president in american history till then and since then but the fact that he had kids it demonstrated a kind of vitality often. The gorilla of someone is measured by okay. Did you have kids. And he had bunches of kids he had six kids and and the kids were all running around and so while he was in politics even when he got to the white house he was the first president. I think since lincoln who had young kids in the white house and this was this was fantastic a lot of people because they tended to look on politicians as he's old guys in stuffy suits and roosevelt wasn't stuffy and had children the running around. The children are doing what kids did. So some of roosevelt's romantic view. Part of it makes him appealing to the american public because they have a romantic view to but other things that made him appealing. We're just the fact that he seemed to be this honest guy and he had kids and you paid attention to the kids and he used to play with the kids and he would let the kids have pets and sometimes they would bring horses into the white house. There's one case where the brought a small horse in the elevator of the white house. The kids were up to what kids do. And so roosevelt became an in decades later when john kennedy became president and his two kids. They made kennedy and jackie his wife all add more appealing based on what cute kids this and they said the same thing about theodore roosevelt and his children so we talked about after the. He got involved in politics early on in his young adult life. Flood it for a little bit and got back in and he was primarily involved in new york politics but eventually he gets new national party catches they see dea roosevelt like his guys got potential and he finds himself assistant secretary of the navy and he's in a position now where he's able to have some amount of influence on world affairs and it allows him and he kind of the way you described it allows him to start making up the deficiency that his dad had of not fighting and more he tells about his involvement is assistant secretary of navy and how that eventually maeve lead up to the involvement of him charging up san juan hill on the spanish american war. Sure so roosevelt was really talented. Guy and people recognize the talent in roosevelt but he was basically in the wrong political party because he was of a reformist frame of mind a time when the republican party was growing more conservative by the year by the decade so he was an odd fit and he was also he was also this. I'll at least before he goes off to war. He was somebody who couldn't get elected outside the narrow circle so rosental wanted to get back into politics but the republican bosses didn't like it and so they wouldn't give him the nomination so what he did was he went back into politics. But as an pointed official rather than an elected official he couldn't get elected but he could get a point and he was good at what he did so he was a civil service commissioner than he was on the new york police board and while he was in those positions he would campaign on behalf of the republican candidates for elective office. He campaign and eighteen. Ninety six for william mckinley and was a stout campaigner for mckinley mckinley. One he was in line to get a job. This way. people get appointed jobs in national administrations and roosevelt. He dreamed dreamed. Oh maybe i'll be secretary of state. He was very interested in foreign affairs but that was above his grade but instead he got the job of assistant navy secretary now. This was assistant heights. Sound relatively small potatoes but for roosevelt wasn't in part because the cabinet secretary. His boss was somebody who wasn't particularly interested in running the office. And so he let the daytime running the office go to roosevelt but also because roosevelt had grand ideas about what the united states ought to be doing in the world. Roosevelt looked upon the united states as a bigger version of himself and just as he looked for a chance to prove himself to prove himself strong and brave and upright and all this he looked for opportunities for the united states to prove its health strong and brave and upright and when a rebellion against spanish colonial rule broke out in cuba. Eighteen ninety five roosevelt was all for american intervention and he kept as assistant navy secretary. He kept pushing william mckinley. His boss presents saying you got to intervene. You've got intervene and finally not by himself but in conjunction with other people roosevelt talk mckinley into declaring war against spain into intervening in the cuban uprising against spain and felt well a lot of people thought the united states ought to do it to relieve the suffering of the cuban people. Roosevelt didn't really care that much about pork. Cuban people he cared about was the opportunity for the united states to to step up and play the role..
Being the best with Tony Herbert, "Soldier"
"Podcast to seventy three. We were with anthony. Herbert tony herbert. Also known ass and we started off his journey from a kid growing up in pennsylvania surf. You haven't listened to podcasts. To seventy three goal of that right now. He tried to join the marines at fourteen. Fourteen years old credit eventually joined the army at seventeen off. The korean war went from private to master sergeant. All kinds of heroic actions suffered all kinds of wounds shot hit with frag white phosphorus burns and also bayoneted multiple times including one bayonet stabbed that broke off in his chest. He in the korean war served as a platoon leader even though he was just a young enlisted guy and eventually at the end of that podcast and at the end of that part of his life. Us pulled off the battlefield. One of the most decorated soldiers of the war sent on a morale at it was basically morale tour and i were flown back to the to the white house. President truman and then basically went to london and antwerp in brussels and the hague and all the other european allies that were fighting alongside america in the korean war along the way he met. Mrs eleanor roosevelt. She encouraged him to go to college. He kind of agreed of the quotes. He says in the book is he. He agreed because he was already master sergeant in the army and he said what am i going to do. Sit around the enlisted man's club telling stories about korea so he was sort of not not over it but he realized that he'd kinda done what he was going to do. So he ends up getting assigned as an rotc instructor at a high school in denver because he liked to ski goes to the third ranger class. That ever happened. He was in. He ends up getting married to his hometown. Sweetheart mary grace starts going to college or he then he gets out of the army then starts going to college at the university of pittsburgh while he's there he writes a book called conquest. No war nowhere. Which was his first book about the korean war which he later rewrote which we covered. What when it was rewritten was called the making of a soldier. That was podcast to seventy three for the most part worked at a steel mill at night while he was going to college and then eventually commissioned as an officer in the pennsylvania national guard. Shout out to the To two eight iron soldiers all right so so then he goes to the. He's back kind of in the army and he gets them warnings at the army's different now you know the war is over. The good people got out. We just left with people. That shouldn't even be in the army that got those kind of warnings but he stayed in. He loves being a soldier he wants to be. A soldier. goes the basic army. Infantry course wins nine out of ten awards there including the leadership trophy which is the leadership. Trophy is awarded by the other students. Like the other students select. Who deserves this leadership trophy. Then he gets assigned as a ranger instructor and he starts. He starts in the mountain phase. And so today we're going to be reading so the first book that we covered we covered a little bit so he's written two books he's written. Three one was conquest to know where that one got rewritten. As the making of a soldier that was the bulk of what we read last time. This time we're gonna read from his second book primarily and it's just called soldier called soldier and lots of lessons learned but as i mentioned in the first podcast in two seventy three. There's some serious lessons learned about life and things get really crazy when he goes to vietnam as a battalion commander and we will get there all right so here we go go go to the book soldier written by anthony be herbert and he says this teaching young men the essentials of mountain climbing combat and survival was more of a learning experience for me than for them. I began discovering things about the resources in me as well as the way the army was moving. I was an
Man In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run Crash In Chicago
"Currently in Lombard. We're watching a crash on route 53 North Avenue and again fire activity in university Park at Landau and Union Drive, a hit and run crash in the North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago, still being investigated at Douglas and Lawndale. Harriet always. They are in good shape. Inbound Stevenson again Heavy on that north bound Dan Ryan ramp also the Dan Ryan on the breaks from the Steven sent up to Roosevelt and roadwork. Westbound. I 88 taking out your two left lanes. Orchard Road to Route 56 until seven o'clock this morning.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations
"Nick. Jonas and priyanka chopra are dropping. Some names for your consideration. They'll be announcing the oscar nominations together this upcoming monday. All twenty three categories will be livestreamed. Now michael jordan stepping back into the boxing ring only this time as a director michael is set to make his directorial debut with crete three. And he'll be back to reprise his role as donna's crete and shirtless. Michael says directing has always been a dream but the timing had to be right and showtimes new anthology series. The first lady just cast their first daughter. Lexi underwood from little everywhere will star as molina obama alongside viola davis who play michelle the series also features michelle pfeiffer as betty ford plus. Gillian anderson as eleanor roosevelt.
Capitol Police warn of extended March 4 – 6 militia threat against Congress
"The trump cult cunanan having failed to take the capital on january the sixth or hero roundup the deep state. Satanist cabal secretly controls the world on inauguration day had lately drawn a red circle around today march the fourth on which they believe. Donald trump will return to the white house and resume his presidency spoiler alert. He won't nevertheless fbi intelligence about another possible plot to storm. The capital has resulted in the implementation of extra security on joined with more on this. Jeffrey howard political philosopher. University college. London jeffrey with old you acknowledgement of the perils of taking any of the cunanan and associated. Nonsense seriously. why were they excited about march. The fourth march the fourth has a particular role to play in the broader cunanan story and the short version of it is that marched. The fourth was the original inauguration. Date for the us presidency so george. Washington's inauguration was scheduled for march the fourth seventeen eighty-nine as it happens it didn't actually occur in fact due to bad weather and so it had to be postponed to april. But for nearly a hundred and fifty years marched. The fourth was the inauguration date for the presidency until the twentieth amendment which was enacted in nineteen. Thirty three changed. The inauguration date a january twentieth for the reelection of franklin roosevelt. And so it's part of a broader aspect of cunanan ideology which very much anchors it at as in the american past in particular before nineteen seventy one cunanan followers believed that the. Us government has been wholly illegitimate Since the presidency of of ulysses s grant for very complicated and bizarre reasons we could get into. But it's that idea of march the fourth as the original. The right inauguration date for the american presidency that has given it such prominence in the cunanan ideology.
"roosevelt." Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Of course mistakes and so forth but they do a good job and future presidents should also be able to do a good job with the example of the histories that we've looked at this book another. Which is you're such an optimist. Breslin good things that presidents have done but the remark of is also. You're right of course. God president president but every one of exception of trump. These people were all had. The governor's they all have been senators. Any of them have been vice-presidents themselves and the errors that they eastwood in their own separate ways and i think that's sort of fascinated. Not only do we learn from how they organize presidency where they went wrong where they fell off the track in their efforts often right at the beginning to which is why that makes it so interesting as we're in a transition area today we concluded that there is no one way to run the presidency. Like there's many problems that different presidents have encountered and feature presidents. confide to avoid those problems at steve was referring to the book begins with fdr franklin delano roosevelt. And there's a quote from joseph set that you used famous columnists that was so concrete captured. What you were just talking about this. Simplicity of the presidential office at that time how basic it was and i just want to read a bit of it. Literally was no white house staff at the modern type with policy making functions when roosevelt became president to extremely pleasant unassuming. even officiant men. stephen. Early marvin mcintyre handled the president's day to day schedule at routine the donkey work of his press relations and such like there was a secretarial camera. Highly competent dedicated ladies were led by missiel had were also lesser. Figures will travel arrangements the enormous flow of correspondents in the lake. But that was that just sounds so very quaint. It sounds like the washington. Dc of all that many of us visited one this quiet quiet foul spotting but that changed. I was sitting to change as you point out. What were some of the changes that fdr put in place and that gave us a modern presidency. And why did he do it. What the quote tells me and says which is so fascinating is that it was a little. It can all sit around a table. Virtually at the white house staff at a couple secretaries and so forth and it was the question of how organization became a bureaucracy. How it added on added many ways. That's story that we're telling us. We go for presidents presidents some adding their own offices but also just added where they wanted to control the government from as the white house crew without regard the importance of the cabinet diminished and i think a tremendous growth of the united states economy so fdr coming in nineteen thirty-three. Got the great depression. Many many agencies created to deal with the great depression then world war two came along and so that became much greater management challenge just.
"roosevelt." Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Argued that these successes and failures. The president's from roosevelt through trump have resulted in large part from how the president deployed and used white house. Staffers and other top officials responsible for carrying out oval office policy. In this conversation hessen pfiffner reflect on earlier transitions but also have a lot to say about president. Trump's transition in twenty sixteen and what is happening now is a veteran staffer of the eisenhower. Nixon administrations and adviser to presidents ford and carter and now a senior fellow emeritus at brookings. He's also the author of over a dozen books on topics ranging from the presidency. Us politics political cartoons and the news media. There is a professor of public policy at george mason university and author or editor of ten books on the presidency in american government. You can follow the brookings. Podcast work on twitter at policy podcasts. To get information about and links to all our shows including dollar incense the breaking trade podcast the current and our events. Podcast and now. Here's bill fining with stephen hess and james pfiffner read. Thanks steven john. Welcome organizing the presidency. Fourth edition the first edition here. Nineteen seventy six and here. We are forty four years and nine presidents later. I think i have that right. That's an amazing lifespan. For a book. And it says everything about the value and worth of. What's in it. So congratulations on this new edition. Steve what was your goal. Originally writing a book. What prompted you to want to do. A book on organizing the presidency steam. So odd now it would see so odd to jim particularly who has gone through the whole history of academic presidency. Study at that point. There really wasn't is a book. Like this organizing. The president's people tended to write a history of a president or a history of a president a particular issue or something like that. The idea of writing the management of it was really unusual or academics. Really weren't all that interested in questions of management so in a funny way. I had a very open feel at that time which is really why at birth addition was so widely adopted and it's continued to be adopted sense. Then we hope this. Fourth edition continues. The joy of having a book published by brookings. The idea that forty four years ago around. I could write a book through a second edition and then jim joined us with the third edition and with the fourth edition. And it's wonderful to have a book that dow concludes with presidents who myths word alive when we saw the first edition. So it's really very nice feeling for me to have my colleague jim to have a book that has carried over presidency by presidency. So let we're now left with the whole history of the batard presidency. Franklin roosevelt through donald trump fourteen presidents. In the wonderful part about it. Sure you would agree with this. Was those fourteen. Presidents have seven war. Republicans and seven were democrats. So this is not a book while people baby busy arguing about ideology about being liberal conservative. This is nothing to do with it. This is a book about presidents republicans or democrats and how successful they were at running the white house. The government.
"roosevelt." Discussed on Today in True Crime
"It was called that evening but Theodore Roosevelt supporters didn't mind a little chill. They were just excited to see their candidate up-close bundled in thick coats. They waited patiently outside the Gill Patrick Hotel on Third Street eager for a glimpse of the former president. Though. The weather was frosty that night it was nothing compared to the bitter fight for the US presidency with just weeks until the election tensions were running high but Roosevelt paid little attention to the drama of the campaign and focused instead on shoring up his support wherever he went large crowds. Cheered him on fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt had already served two terms as president. But this time he faced an uphill climb. To the white. House, as a third party candidate, he didn't have the infrastructure of the Republican or Democratic parties. So his frequent stops around the country were vital part of his plan. He would need every single vote if he was to win his way back to the Oval Office, which is probably why on October fourteenth he stopped for a moment to greet the supporters who waited outside his Milwaukee Hotel. After a few moments shaking hands Roosevelt climbed into his open top car. He took off his hat and waved at the crowd eliciting a cheer that nearly muffled the sound of a gunshot from just a few feet away thirty six year old John Shrank pulled revolver and fired a round into the candidates chest. As Roosevelt's Naga for restrained shrank the crowd surrounding him turned vicious just as they were poised to exact vengeance on the would be assassin Roosevelt called out for restraint between strained breaths asked for shrank to be brought forward to him. Roosevelt demanded his attacker explain himself but only received a steely silence in reply seeing that he wouldn't get a straight answer Roosevelt ordered the shooter be turned over to the police only then did he reach inside his coat to feel where the bullet him? He felt a hole, the size of a small coin in his shirt and told an. He Pink Me. He then coughed three times into his hand to make sure there was no blood satisfied that the bullet hadn't punctured his lung. He ordered his driver to take into the Milwaukee Auditorium injured or not he was determined to give his speech. Minutes later Roosevelt time stage and ask for silence from the crowd as the audience quieted down. Roosevelt announced. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot. He then pulled from his coat pocket, a fifty page speech that was folded in half right through the centre was the hole through which the bullet traveled the thick speech as well as his woollen coat had helped slow the bullet down. Waving the papers in the Air Roosevelt said I was going to make a long speech and it probably saved me from the bullet going into my heart. So I cannot make very long speech, but I will try my best. The fifty three year old former president proceeded to speak for eighty four minutes while he talked. He usually glared at the AIDS who were standing by in case he collapsed seemingly annoyed that they thought a single bullet could stop him. Roosevelt was willing to do whatever it took to get back in the White House even if it killed him. Up Next will examine Roosevelt's nineteen twelve presidential campaign and the reason John Shrank wanted him dead. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. 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On the evening of October Fourteenth Nineteen. Twelve disgruntled saloon keeper, John Shrank Shot Theodore Roosevelt Wall. The presidential candidate was on his way to win election rally. Luckily, fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt's thick coat and speech notes slowed the bullet down and he escaped without serious injury. My guest host Lamy is going to take over from here to discuss the aftermath of the shooting as well as the factors that drove John Shrank to violence. Thanks Vanessa. Following his speech at the Milwaukee Auditorium fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt finally allowed his aides to rush him to the hospital. x-rays of his chest showed that the bullet broke one of Roosevelt's ribs and ended up lodged near his right lung. And there it was to remain doctors decided it was best to leave the bullet where it was rather than risk invasive surgery to retrieve it confident that he was in no more danger. Roosevelt.
"roosevelt." Discussed on History Vs.
"During and after the siege of Santiago one of the last major operations of the Spanish American war. Us troops stationed in Santiago. Cuba were beset by malaria and yellow fever. Thousands of men were sick and dying but the McKinley administration planned to keep the troops in Cuba until peace talks were over and until they were healthy. According to some sources there was a real fear that six soldiers would come back to the states and start a yellow fever epidemic. But the situation was growing untenable and near the end of July General William shafter commander of the Fifth Corps gathered all of his commanders to discuss it. Roosevelt later recalled in his autobiography that. Although I had command of a brigade I was only a colonel and so I did not intend to attend. But General informed me that I was particularly wanted and accordingly. I went as Edmund Morris wrote in the rise of Theodore Roosevelt's all agreed that it was critical and that the war department's apparent unwillingness to evacuate. The army was inexcusable. Somebody must write a formal letter stating that. In the unanimous opinion of the Fifth Corps staff further stay in Cuba would be to the absolute object. Lewis ruin of the fighting forces. None of the regular officers wanted to risk his career by writing such a letter and suddenly the reason. Roosevelt's presence had been requested became clear. He was a volunteer. Who had quit his post as assistant secretary of the navy in order to fight and he intended to go right back to being a civilian. After the war he had much less to lose by offending his former boss. President William McKinley McKinley Secretary of war Russell Alger to incur. The hostility of the war department would not make any difference me whereas it would be destructive to the men in the regular Army Roosevelt later wrote. I thought this true and said I would write a letter or make a statement which could then be published Theodore. Roosevelt obviously wasn't afraid to speak up. Theodore. Roosevelt wasn't afraid of anything except inaction as Alfred. Henry Lewis would write a Roosevelt in nineteen ten. Mr Roosevelt has often shown that it is better to do the wrong thing than do nothing at all. The best thing is to do the right thing. The next best is to do the wrong thing. And the worst of all things is to stand perfectly still. We'll be right back in an effort to spur the McKinley administration to Action and bring American troops back to the states before they were decimated by yellow. Fever plan was hatched. Roosevelt would write an initial letter addressed general. Which would then be followed by a round robin letter? A method typically used to conceal the identity of the ringleaders of a movement which would be signed by Roosevelt and the other commanders. Then they would leak those letters to the press in his letter. Roosevelt wrote that to keep us here. In the opinion of every officer commanding a division or brigade will simply involve the destruction of thousands. There is no possible reason for not shipping practically the entire command north at once. All of us are certain that as soon the authorities of Washington fully appreciate the condition of the army. We shall be sent home. Roosevelt noted that in the Cavalry Division. At least there were no true cases of yellow fever but there were fifteen hundred cases of malarial fever. Hardly man has yet died from it he wrote but the whole command is so weakened and shattered as to be ripe for dying like rotten sheep when a real yellow fever epidemic instead of a fake epidemic. Like the present one strikes us as it is bound to do if we stay here at the height of sickness season. August and the beginning of September corentin against the malarial. Fever is much like quarantining against the toothache. If we are kept here it will in all human possibility mean and appalling. Disaster for the surgeons here estimate that over. Half the army of Kerr during the sickly season will die. The men were unable to penetrate into the interior and moving them around the island. Roosevelt said only sick in them. Further to delay sending the men home was not only terrible from the standpoint of the individual lives lost Roosevelt wrote but it means ruined from the standpoint of military efficiency of the flower of the American army for the great bulk of the regulars are here with you. He closed by saying that. I write only because I cannot see our men who have fought so bravely who have endured extreme hardship and danger so uncomplaining Louis Goto destruction without striving so far as lies in me to avert a doom is fearful as it is unnecessary undeserved Roosevelt's fellow commanders. Then signed their letter which noted that they were all in agreement that the army must be moved at once or Perish. Adding as the army can be safely moved to now. The persons responsible for preventing such a move will be responsible for the unnecessary loss of many thousands of lives are. Opinions are the result of careful personal observation and there are also based on the unanimous opinion of our medical officers with the army who understand the situation absolutely. There are different accounts of what happened next. But according to Roosevelt he wrote his letter and an Associated Press reporter tagged along when he went to give it to general shafter who promptly push it into the hands of the reporter. As Roosevelt later recalled. I presented the letter to General shafter. Who waited away and said I don't want to take it. Do whatever you wish with it. I however insisted on handing it to him whereupon he shoved it toward the correspondent of the Associated. Press who took hold of it and I released my hold. Something similar happened with a round robin and when the letters the press they caused a sensation the McKinley administration was incensed by the letters. According history and Louis L Gould. The day after the letters were published. Mckinley wrote a letter to shafter. Denounced th round robin as most unfortunate from every point of view adding the publication of the letter makes the situation one of great difficulty. No soldier reading that report ordered to go to San Diego but will feel that. He is marching to certain death. According to Morris some within the administration even suggested court-martialing Roosevelt for his letter the administration had reason to be rotated on August. Third the day before the round robin hit the press. Algebra Haddish in order for the army to be moved back to the United States which meant that many newspapers printed Roosevelt's letter right next to an announcement that the troops were being brought back to the public. It looked the Roosevelt's letter and the Round Robin had forced the McKinley administration to act which wasn't the case by August seventh. The first troops were heading back to the states to quarantine in Montauk on Long Island New York. Nothing ever came of the suggestion to Court Martial Roosevelt. Instead Secretary Algebra published a private letter in which tier bragged about the rough riders performance. Saying they were as good as any regulars and three times as good as any state troops while Algebra might have hoped that the letter would threaten tears. Chances of getting the governorship of New York. His tactic failed. Roosevelt returned to war hero. He became governor and then vice president and then president. He didn't however get the one thing he desperately wanted the medal of honor. Those simple leave. He was denied the honor because of the publicity stunt he had pulled as Mitchell Yochelson writes for the National Archives pro magazine. There's no evidence for that exactly. Why the BREXIT Board Denied Roosevelt? The award is not officially documented. Yochelson rights certainly. No evidence exists to support the contention. That Algeria held a grudge over the round. Robin Affair or Roosevelt's testimony to the Congressional Committee on the contrary letters from the Word Department to Roosevelt indicate that they were more than willing to assist him in getting the Medal of honor. One can only assume that the BREXIT board came to the conclusion that the Roosevelt contact in Cuba was quite admirable. He was not worthy of a medal of honor later. Roosevelt would write that. I was recommended for it by my superior officers in the campaign but I was not awarded it and frankly looking back at it now. I feel that the board which declined to a word. It took exactly the right position around a century after his experiences in Cuba tier would finally be awarded the Medal of Honor. Back to the present day. We've talked before on this podcast about how it's impossible to know how tr would have reacted to situations today in this case however one of Roosevelt's descendants has a different opinion in a piece for the New York Times to Roosevelt tr. Grandson and chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University wrote about Captain Crozier and the situation on the USS Theodore Roosevelt as a descendant of the namesake of Captain Crozier's former command. I often wonder in situations like this. What Theodore Roosevelt would have done tweet? Roosevelt wrote in this case. Though I know exactly what he would have done in eighteen ninety eight. He found himself in almost the exact same position. In this era when so many seem to place expediency over honor it is heartening that so many others are showing great courage some even risking their lives. Theodore Roosevelt in his time chose the honorable course. Hampton crozier has done the same before we go. I want to say a huge thank you to the medical professionals and the essential workers who are out there risking their lives for us into all of the history versus listeners. I hope you're well and safe and healthy. Please hang in there. We'll be back soon with another bonus episode history versus history verses is hosted by me. Erin McCarthy this episode was written by me with fact checking by Austin Thompson. The executive producers are Aaron McCarthy Julie Douglas and Tyler Clang the supervising producer is dylan fagin. The show was edited by Dylan. 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"roosevelt." Discussed on Newt's World
"And here's where it gets interesting. Roosevelt is a reformer and the New York machine hated him but they had a problem. They'd had a little bit of corruption. And they were GONNA lose. The next governor's race and all the patronage and all the contracting power and all the money and so they needed somebody to be there front man and so they went to Roosevelt and said look. You're a hero. And we want you to run for Governor and Roosevelt. Who always was willing to take the next opportunity? Came along and in that sense. He's a little bit like Winston Churchill and his life as a continuing series of enormously energetic gambles so he runs for the governor of New York and he runs with the train which is celebrating the charge of San Juan Hill. He has rough riders with him. They have people who can play the bugle. They basically are whipping up the patriotism the if you're a Patriot your Theodore Roosevelt and if you just were one of those people who wanted to haul back with corruption then you're going to vote for though yet so he wins and he is now the governor of the largest state in the country and that leads to a very different situation because it turns out that Roosevelt really is as he has always been a reformer and so he uses the governorship to start reforming New York. State government well. The machine is horrified. I mean they elected him to keep power so that they could use the power for their own enrichment and here he is taking apart their system so they wanna get rid of him. They're desperate to get him out of the state and along comes opportunity for Roosevelt to become the vice presidential nominee. And there's a great story that mckinlay's great adviser one of the greatest managers in American political. History was not in town the day. This decision was made and he turned. He said when he was told about it. Do you realize there's only one heartbeat between that damned cowboy in the White House and in fact. Mckinley was shot and died. And here you are in nineteen o one with Theodore Roosevelt President. Now you could not possibly an early eighteen ninety seven before the Spanish American war. You couldn't possibly have figured out how four short years later Theodore Roosevelt would end up being president but he was president and when he became president he was the most sophisticated populist to occupy the White House in modern times for example he understood that Associated Press which at that time was the dominant method of communicating for the news media in the country. The Associated Press every Sunday night at a huge hole. What it was covering. There's nothing going on. And yet they had to fill up for the Monday morning papers so every Sunday afternoon. Roosevelt would issue a statement which we get picked up and giving huge coverage because it met this associated. Press's need to have something and so Rosa began to become much better known that any president since Abraham Lincoln. He was also just an amazingly personable guy. One point he's boxing in the White House and the Retina of one of his is is detached and he can't see and he doesn't want his wife to learn that he had just lost sight on one of his ice so he kept boxing trying to avoid the I hit him on that side of his head and he would do stuff like this all the time. He was an archer. He was one hundred one of the things that made you. Amazingly popular was in one thousand nine hundred two. He went on hunting trip out west and there was a bear cub that somebody had tied to a tree so roosevelt shooting irresolute to kill bear. Cover you crazy. Well a Brooklyn. Toymaker decided that he would create a stuffed bear. Which at the time was called Teddy's bear and then became. Of course I teddy bear and it became wildly popular. And so here. You have a president who is continuing to be sort of slightly a wild man but is a wild man with a big smile and people love him is so much energy bouncing all over the place so lots of people get to see him and five his daughter Alice marriage. Nicholas Longworth the congressman from Ohio. And was the biggest social event of the decade. So many want set of Roosevelt that to truly understand teddy you have to recognize. He wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral really was how Roosevelt operated. It was his whole excitement about life. He wrote constantly published many books and he had a pretty serious sense of what he believed in what he was trying to do. And he was faced with a huge crisis and nineteen ninety-two o two because it was a big coal strike and it became obvious during the coal strike that the mine owners thought that they they were more powerful than the United States Government and Roosevelt brought them into the White House and he said look. Here's the situation. I am the president of the United States. I am prepared to send the. Us Army in to take over your minds. So unless you WANNA lose control of your mind potentially permanently. You'RE GONNA sit down and work out a deal with the strikers and I just want all of your member I'm the president and you're not and it was the first really big imposition of executive power on large businesses in America. And it stunned them. They began also to create a gap between the Reform Republicans and the old guard and the old guard was in favor of the big businesses and the reformers were in favor of the public interest at large and were willing to take on the big businesses in. Roseau clearly was in the group that was in favor of taking on a big business. It wasn't that he was for small things. It's important to remember that. They've been several efforts to build a canal across the isthmus both in Nicaragua and in Panama and actually one of the more fun things was as they were trying to decide whether to go to Nicaragua to Panama. One of the people who favored panel convinced the Post Office to issue a series of stamps showing volcanoes going off in Nicaragua and the house. One the more subtle examples of lobbying because people began to figure out. Well Gosh if they have all those volcanoes maybe that's not the right place to put the canal however Panama was owned by Columbia Columbia had a contract with the French who had failed. There are a number of technical problems. Digging the canal and in addition yellow fever killed the workers and enlarging rate and in nineteen ninety-three probably with the encouragement of the United States. There was a rebellion and Panama and the United States happen to have a warship nearby which happen to block the Colombian Navy from going back to impose order and therefore it was fair to say that Roosevelt invented panel. In order to build the canal he then undertook a project which would take until nineteen fourteen to complete. And if you've ever been to the Panama Canal you realize what huge engineering achievement? This was was also a huge public health achievement. Because in fact Walter Reed was the medical doctor for the US army and he discovered how to stop yellow fever and the result was an enormous improvement in health. So Roosevelt undertakes what is an enormous project and changes history during the Panama Canal has been a major part of world. Congress has been a major part of American national security because it allows us to move ships back and forth between the Atlantic and Pacific dramatically. Faster than if you have to go all the way around South America the Russians and the Japanese of fighting a very very tough war the Russians had been losing but the Japanese were running out of money and so they were pretty desperate to find a solution and Roosevelt invited them. Both to come to New Hampshire to Portsmouth with had a peace conference in Nineteen Zero four and Roosevelt. Got Them to sign an agreement ending the war and nineteen O six. He got the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is a many ways a militaristic personality. A guy who cheerfully went off to war and Cuba guy who cheerfully sent the Navy off to war in Manila and yet he is a very very good diplomat. Very successful and as you can imagine somewhere between the Panama Canal Teddy's bear and everything else he was doing. He was wildly popular. And in one thousand nine hundred four and the only time he really run up to that point national because he was the vice presidential nominee under McKinley nineteen hundred but he beat the contender out and Parker. Three hundred and thirty six to one hundred and forty electoral votes and the margin was just enormous. I would say Roosevelt may have at his peak. Been the most popular American presidents since George Washington that people just really liked him they thought he personified American nationalism that his energy has drive he was also daring in Nineteen Zero Nine. He becomes the first president to ride in a car which at that period was fairly daring thing to do. I've always liked the story. That in one thousand nine hundred six Roosevelt was eating breakfast while he was reading. Upton Sinclair's the jungle which has a scene in which a worker falls into a VAT and becomes sausage and Roosevelt was halfway through his breakfast sausage as he read this scene and he promptly sent up a note Create the Food and Drug Administration. Now I don't know that that's totally true but it's always struck me such a wonderfully apocryphal story. That it should be true. Roosevelt was an activist in foreign policy. In one thousand nine hundred five. He forced the Dominican Republic to install an American economic advisor who's really inappropriate purposes the country's financial director running as an economic protectorate nineteen. O Six. He set up a military protectorate in Cuba. He put pressure on Canada. Boundary Dispute Over Alaska. So again he's constantly doing things because he loved the outdoors and because he was part of the progressive reform wing of the Republican Party. He urged Congress to create the Forest Service so that the government would manage their forest reserves in a professional way he developed almost five times as much land as all of his predecessors combined in fact Roosevelt set aside one hundred ninety four million acres by nineteen o seven. He has a real diplomatic quarrel. Because the Japanese government is very angry about anti-japanese sentiment California and he works out what was called the gentlemen's agreement in which effect we would not pass laws against the Japanese but the Japanese government would restrict Japanese immigration. A So a sort of a face-saving win win. Nineteen hundred eight. His handpicked successor succeeded him. And this was one of the sad moments. If you will American Politics William Howard. Taft was a remarkable man physically enormous and had been a very successful governor.
"roosevelt." Discussed on Newt's World
"The day. This decision was made and he. He said when he was told about it. Do you realize? There's only one heartbeat between the damned capital on the White House. And in fact, McKinley was shot and died. And here you are in nineteen o one with Theodore Roosevelt hasn't now. You could not possibly an early eighteen ninety seven before the Spanish American war. You couldn't possibly have figured out how four short years later Theodore. Roosevelt would end up being president, but he was president, and when he became president, he was the most sophisticated populist to occupy the White House in modern times. For example, he understood that Associated Press, which at that time was the dominant method of communicating for the news media in the country the associated. Press every Sunday night at a huge hole on what it was covering. There's nothing going on. And yet they had to fill up for the Monday morning papers. So every Sunday afternoon Roosevelt would issue a statement. which we get picked up and giving huge coverage because it met this Associated Press's need to have something. And so Roseau began to become much better known than any president. Since Abraham Lincoln he was also just an amazingly personable guy. One point he's boxing in the White House and. The Retina of one of his is is detached. And he can't see and he doesn't want his wife to learn that he had just lost sight on one of his ice, so he kept boxing, trying to avoid the I hitting him on that side of his head, and he would do stuff like this all the time. He was an archer. He was one hunter. One of the things that made you amazingly popular was in one, thousand, nine, hundred two. He went on hunting trip out west, and there was a bear cub that somebody had tied to a tree, so roosevelt shoot irresolute to. Kill Bear cover you crazy. Well. A Brooklyn toymaker decided that he would create a stuffed bear. which at the time was called Teddy's bear? And then became of course I teddy bear. And it became wildly popular, and so here you have a president who is continuing. To be sort of slightly a wild man, but is a wild man with a big smile, and people love him is so much energy bouncing all over the place, so lots of people get to see him and five his daughter Alice Marriage Nicholas Longworth the congressman from Ohio and was the biggest social event of the decade, so many want set of Roosevelt to truly understand teddy you have to recognize. He wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. Really was how Roosevelt operated. It was his whole excitement about life. He wrote constantly published many books, and he had a pretty serious sense of what he believed in what he was trying to do. And, he was faced with a huge crisis and nineteen o two, because it was a big coal strike. And it became obvious during the coal strike. That the mine owners thought. That they they were more powerful than the United States government. And Roosevelt brought them into the White House and he said look. Here's the situation. I am the president of the United States. I am prepared to send the US army in to take over your minds. So unless you WANNA? Lose control of your mind. Potentially permanently, you're gonNA sit down and work out a deal with the strikers. And I just want all of your. Remember I'm the president and you're not. And it was the first really big imposition of executive power on large businesses in America, and it stunned them. They began also to create a gap between the Reform Republicans and the old guard, and the old guard was in favor of the big businesses, and the reformers were in favor of public interest at large, and were willing to take on the big businesses in Roseau clearly was in the group that was in favor of taking on a big business. It wasn't that he was for small. Small things it's important to remember that the been several efforts to build a canal across the isthmus, both in Nicaragua, and in Panama, and actually one of the more fun things was as they were trying to decide whether to go to Nicaragua to Panama one of the people who favored panel convinced the Post Office to issue a series of stamps, showing volcanoes, going off in Nicaragua and the house, one, the more subtle examples of lobbying because people began to figure out well. Gosh, if they have all those volcanoes. Maybe that's not the right place to put the canal. However Panama was owned by Columbia. Columbia had a contract with the French who had failed. There are a number of technical problems. Digging the canal, and in addition, yellow fever killed the workers and enlarging rate and in nineteen ninety-three. Probably with the encouragement of the United. States, there was a rebellion and Panama and the United States happen to have a warship nearby, which happen to block the Colombian, Navy from going back to impose order, and therefore it was fair to say that Roosevelt invented panel in order to build the canal. He then undertook a project which would take until nineteen fourteen to complete, and if you've ever been to the Panama Canal, you realize what huge engineering achievement this was was also a huge public health achievement because. Because in fact, Walter Reed was the medical doctor for the US Army, and he discovered how to stop yellow fever, and the result was an enormous improvement in health, so Roosevelt undertakes what is an enormous project and changes history during the Panama Canal has been a major part of world. Congress has been a major part of American national security because it allows us to move ships back and forth between the Atlantic and Pacific dramatically faster than if you have to go all the way around South America. The Russians and the Japanese of fighting a very very tough war. The Russians had been losing, but the Japanese were running out of money, and so they were pretty desperate to find a solution. An Roosevelt invited them both to come to New Hampshire to Portsmouth with had a peace conference in Nineteen Zero four and Roosevelt got them to sign an agreement ending the war and nineteen o six. He got the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is A. Many ways a militaristic personality, a guy who cheerfully went off to war and Cuba guy who cheerfully sent the Navy off to war in Manila and yet he is a very very good diplomat very successful, and as you can imagine somewhere between the Panama Canal Teddy's bear and everything else he was doing. He was wildly popular, and in nineteen, hundred four, and the only time he really. Run up to that point national because he was the vice presidential nominee under McKinley nineteen hundred, but he beat the. Contender, Alton, Parker, three, hundred and thirty, six to one hundred and forty electoral votes, and the margin was just enormous. I would say Roosevelt may have at his peak been the most popular American presidents since George Washington. That people just really liked him. They thought he personified American. Nationalism that his energy has drive. He was also daring, nineteen, thousand nine. He becomes the first president to ride in a car, which at that.
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"Eleanor taught immigrants in a settlement house. On New York's lower east side at the same time. Eleanor began a courtship with her distant cousin. Franklin Roosevelt three years later on March Seventeenth Nineteen Five. The two were married when it came to intellect and ambition. The Roosevelt's were an excellent match. Eleanor was much more serious than the fun loving Franklin who is a fan of good partying. Eleanor would later note that he often had to find other partners in crime to have fun with some of that may have had to do with the fact that eleanor gave birth to six children between the years of nineteen six and nineteen. Sixteen though one didn't make it past infancy in one thousand nine eleven Franklin ran for and won a seat in the New York State Senate and the Roosevelt family moved from New York City to Albany two years later Franklin was appointed to the role of Assistant Secretary of the Navy. This time the family moved to Washington. Dc between nineteen thirteen nineteen seventeen. Eleanor performed all the duties of a proper political wife. For a woman of her intellect and interests. It was a boring job so when the US entered world war one in April nineteen seventeen. Eleanor threw herself wholeheartedly into the war effort at the end of World War One. Eleanor learned that her husband had been carrying on a long term affair with her social secretary. Lucy Mercer according to Eleanor's close friend biographer. Joseph Lash this is one of the most traumatic events of her life. Eleanor offered Franklin a divorce but he refused to political and monetary considerations after this revelation Illinois. And Franklin's marriage lost. Its romance the two fell into an amicable pattern of keeping their own often separate schedules while maintaining a united public. Front in many ways. The situation allowed. Eleanor significantly more time and freedom to pursue her own passions and interests in nineteen twenty. Franklin ran unsuccessfully for vice president of the United States. I hear later contracted polio and lost the ability to walk. Eleanor dedicated herself to helping her husband with his career post illness. She took a leadership role in the League of Women Voters and began. Educating yourself on the INS and outs of American politics. Eleanor also joined the women's Trade Union League and became active in The New York Democratic Party back in her home state. Eleanor continued to play the role of political wife while also exploring her burgeoning independence. Four years later Franklin ran for the Oval Office and became the thirty second. President of the United States will let me put my firm belief that the only thing we have to pay no nameless th Roosevelt's back to DC and into the White House Eleanor's twelve years in the White House revolutionized the role of first lady and changed the place of women. In American politics she fought for a broad portfolio of liberal causes actively working to pass legislation because Franklin had serious mobility issues and because the vast majority of Americans knew nothing about his paralysis. Eleanor became his. Trusted is on the ground. She routinely traveled across the country in his stead reporting back on public opinion and the issues that were top of mind for everyday Americans starting in nineteen thirty. Six Eleanor also began writing. A daily syndicated newspaper column called my day through which she was able to speak directly to the American public. Eleanor also introduced regular White House. Press conferences that were exclusively open to female. Journalists wire services rushed to hire female correspondents many for the first time so that they wouldn't miss breaking news. Eleanor did more than just talk. She lived what she preached. There are many anecdotes of eleanor publicly refusing to abide by racial segregation for example in nineteen. Thirty nine eleanor resigned. Her membership in the daughters of the American revolution when they refused to allow a famed black opera singer Marian Anderson to perform constitution hall 75,000 mass before Lincoln Memorial to hear Marian Anderson Colored Contralto make a capital debut at the great emancipator tried repeatedly to let who use their instead. Eleanor arranged half the concert. At the nearby Lincoln Memorial and turned into a massive celebration attended by more than seventy five thousand people. Eleanor was also the primary mover behind the creation of the pioneering cabinet of the Roosevelt Administration in nineteen forty five during his fourth term in office. Franklin Roosevelt died in warm springs Georgia. After Harry Truman was sworn in as the new president he appointed eleanor as a delegate to the United Nations Eleanor continued her advocacy throughout her life. She wrote books and articles and gave lectures around the world in nineteen sixty one. Eleanor was appointed to chair president. Kennedy's newly formed commission on the status of women the following year. Eleanor died of tuberculosis. She's buried at Hyde Park in New York. Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a champion for human and civil rights. And I was one of the most important American political figures of the twentieth century as always. We'll be taking a break for the weekend tune in on Monday for the story of another warrior. Today's episode is brought to you by Bossy cosmetics. A mission driven company focused on the empowerment of working women to look feel and do good through forty three makeup exciting and topical content and Essential Services such as coaching styling. Bossy is unique in affirming. 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"Much her grandfather. The ATHOL was committed to humanitarianism. After the war she supported a number of causes many of which were based in or around. Waster Bay where she lived with her husband and children. She volunteered for the Red Cross and pushed for affordable housing for African Americans in the area. She was an active member of both her church and the local nursing service and she also became a trustee of. New York's American Museum of Natural History. An institution her grandfather had helped found though ethel pursued her own charitable passions. She still made time to further her father's conservation efforts and solidify the Roosevelt legacy and Oster Bay and we can thank Ethel for the preservation of Sagamore Hill to. She helped establish. The House is a national historic site after her mother died there in nineteen forty eight. Ethel lived in Bay until her death in nineteen seventy seven at age eighty six. She's buried in youngs memorial cemetery while all of the Roosevelt children treated the White House's their playground in one way or another a few of archibald antics were especially memorable. It was little archie. Who smuggled a Christmas tree into the White House? In one thousand nine two and his Shetland Pony Algonquin reportedly read the White House. Elevator to visit him while he was recovering from the measles. The following year Archie. Tr second youngest son had inherited his father's since adventure and uncanny lack of fear his younger brother Clinton was his sidekick in the White House. And beyond as Morris wrote in Colonel Roosevelt. The two brothers were as different as Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Quinton was easy going and uncompetitive whereas tears aid called Archie the pug nations member of the family. He takes up the CUDGEL at every chance. The eight wrote arch. Favorite companion may have been quinton but his personality mirrored his older brother. Ted Juniors in many ways so did his career like Ted. Archie worked for carpet company after graduating Harvard and was wounded in France during World War. One after the war archie spent a few years in the oil industry before founding his own investment firm. His success kept his wife Grace and their four children from feeling the worst of the Great Depression but Archie abandoned the comfort of his office to join the American effort in world. War Two he fought in New Guinea and suffered wounds to the same arm and leg that had been shattered in world war. One though archie survived the war he never completely recovered. He had always been politically conservative. But his postwar years were characterized by paranoia and conspiracy theories about communism. He eventually retired to Florida where he died in. Nineteen seventy nine after a stroke. Archie was eighty five years old during his last days. At least it seems like the ravages of war fell away and he returned instead to happy memories of his boyhood in New York. I'm going to Sagamore Hill. He kept repeating and finally we have allies or as she was known in. Dc The other Washington.
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"Corinthians herself into politics backing presidential candidates whom she felt would uphold tears vision for the country in nineteen twenty. She endorsed General Leonard. Wood at the Republican National Convention. She also served on President Calvin Coolidge as Advisory Committee during his nineteen eighty-four campaign tr. Son Ted Junior summarized his dedication to your in his diary. She has talked so much about him that I really believe. She is more or less convinced that she is he. Now while Karen had processed her grief over tears death very publicly. His second wife Edith did her best to bury hers for the sake of her remaining family. I am dead but no one but you dearest Karen must know that she wrote in March nineteen nineteen just a few months after tr Steph. I'm fighting hard to pull myself together and do for the family. Not only my part. But also Theodore's edith kept busy by volunteering for the women's National Republican Club in the needlework guild and took trips to Europe Asia Africa and South America. She wasn't exactly a political activist but she did encourage women to vote after the nineteen th amendment was passed and she spoke out in support of Herbert Hoover when he ran against Franklin Roosevelt according to Theodore Roosevelt Center. This was partly to clarify that. Roosevelt wasn't her son. As some Americans had assumed a Sylvia Jukes Morris writes in her biography of Edith. The former first lady was by nature reclusive and sedentary and she had to fight all the harder to be socially and culturally active but fight. She did with courage that Theodore himself would have admired. She frequently attended parties in Bay and even braved Manhattan for concerts and operas between all her traveling volunteering and keeping up with friends and family edith guided how tr was remembered in the eyes of the public. Not only did she destroy many of their love letters. She also had a lot of say in deciding which documents got passed onto historians. It's for this reason that some scholars including Michael Cullen who spoke to in previous episodes of this podcast consider edith. The true gatekeeper of tears legacy she was the gatekeeper of Sagamore Hill to after tr died his eldest son. Ted had intended to take over the estate and racist family. There Edith. However didn't plan on moving. She wanted Sagamore Hill to be a center for the whole family and eventually allotted a few acres of land to Ted so he could build his own home. He did and these days. It's known as the old Orchard Museum Edith lived at Sagamore Hill for the rest of her life and died there on September thirtieth nineteen forty eight at the age of eighty seven. She's buried at Youngs Memorial cemetery with her husband. Now let's move onto the Roosevelt kids. Editha Theodore's oldest son had the third or two junior technically followed his father into politics but his path there was roundabout. His defining legacy was mostly military one after graduating from Harvard. In nineteen o nine Ted worked for a carpet company and then an investment banking firm after World War One broke out in Europe in nineteen fourteen he planned for the inevitability of US involvement by helping to organize a training program in Plattsburgh New York which marked the beginning of his lifelong passion for military service in April. Nineteen seventeen the. Us entered the war and Ted immediately commission. Major was among the first soldiers sent to France his wife. Eleanor Butler Alexander. Left their children with Edith and set off Francis well where she ran a YMCA organized volunteers and taught French to American soldiers. The press lauded Ted is an adept heroic leader and Sodas Father. Our pride even surpasses our anxiety tr. Wrote I walk with my head higher because of you? Bullet the knee during nineteen eighteen battle would keep Ted away from the frontlines for the rest of the war and he soon set his sights on public service throughout the Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Ted held a number of positions including New York Assemblyman Assistant Secretary of the Navy Governor of Puerto Rico and Governor General of the Philippines he also spearheaded the establishment of the American Legion ran for governor of New York but didn't win and eventually settled into a vice presidency at the publishing house. Doubleday Doran when the US got involved in World War Two. A middle aged head was undeterred by his heart problems or the arthritis that forced him to walk with a cane. He enlisted was promoted to brigadier general and fought in Algeria in Italy. He was accompanied by his son. Quinton named Ted's younger brother who had died during World War One and had been buried in France then came d day. Ted led the troops onto Utah Beach. Earning a medal of honor for his valour. He survived but a month after the battle. While still in France had died of a heart attack he was buried in the Normandy. American cemetery in France in Nineteen fifty five at the request of the Roosevelt family. His brother Clinton's remains were relocated to rest there too. We'll be right back guys. It's bobby bones. I host the Bobby. Show and I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later on my friends together we get into a room and we do a radio show with our allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world that we possibly can and we look through the news of the day that you care about. Also your favorite country are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music too so wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven. W M Z Q in Washington DC or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP in Nineteen Twenty Nine Ted Junior published. All in the family a memoir with many colorful anecdotes from the Roosevelt's childhood one of them really captures the spirit of his younger brother. Kermit.
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"The Jason I'm a chef restaurant a traveler and now I'm the host of the passenger people. Ask me all the time. What's that list of places to go in this city in that city and this show is dedicated to that idea? Immersing yourself in that culture and finding out what's intriguing. What rebound and what? We think about the future of that place as a visitor as a passenger subscribe. Now on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever your podcasts? History versus is a production of IHEART. Radio and mental floss. Think Roosevelt's was many things a writer a rancher president but above all he was a family man. Tr was exceptionally close to and dearly loved his family as he wrote in his autobiography household of children. If things go reasonably well certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching tier wasn't one to continually Gush about his family members but he made it clear that they truly were the most important part of his life. I'm your host Aaron McCarthy and in this bonus episode of history versus a podcast for mental floss iheartradio. About how your favorite historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. We'll be covering all the other Roosevelt's that we didn't talk about in detail in season one. Let's start with. Tr's older sister. Anna Roosevelt cowls or more commonly known. Baby he was born on January eighteenth. Eighteen fifty five and had a curvature of the spine that caused a small hump. She required years of therapy in order to walk. According to historian. Betty Boyd. Karoly baby was so often on the go that her family gay for yet another nickname by as in buy baby with her endless energy keen mind and outstanding work Ethic Fehmi was a steadying force for her family to rally round and rely on throughout her entire life as soon as she was old enough she managed the Roosevelt household and was sort of a third parent to her younger siblings. Theodore Elliott and Karen according to the Theodore Roosevelt Center babies maturity made. Her seem like one of the grown-ups when they were all young. That impression never really were off for. Tr and baby continued to advise and assist him when he was growing up himself. She decorated his room in the boarding house at Harvard and even had a hand planning his first honeymoon when tr and his first wife. Alice spent a few days after their marriage. The Roosevelt's rented Long Island Estate. Kathleen Dalton reds baby had ordered all their meals ahead of time and arranged everything with the three servants. Who cared for them? When tear began his career in politics? Baby Linton ear doled out advice and help to make political connections and his brother. Elliott's made Katie man said that Elliott had gotten her pregnant a scandal that if exposed tear believed with threaten his political chances. It was Benny who helped avoid a lawsuit they married late in life to a navy officer named William Sheffield Cowles and moved to Washington around the same time. Her brother was elected vice president there her home became. Tr would call the other White House. He visited often and consulted with Jamie on political points and maneuvers. Baby's health declined as she aged and she spent her final years with her husband in. Connecticut plagued by arthritis backaches deafness and deteriorating eyesight. She passed away in nineteen thirty one at the age of seventy six but there was one vital bit of. Tr's legacy that. She saw two before she died in eighteen. Ninety-nine baby sold the house where she tr and their other siblings have been born and various stores and restaurants would go on to occupy the site after he died in. Nineteen nineteen younger sister. Karen led the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association in raising funds to buy back the site and transform it into a memorial together. Bamyan Korean had it reconstructed exactly as they remembered it. Complete with family portraits heirlooms and original furniture or replicas. The Roosevelt House opened on tears. Birthday in nineteen twenty three and the National Park Service took it over forty years later. Renaming it the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace national historic site today. The House. That baby so skilfully ran in her. Youth stands as a monument not only to TR's legacy but babies to tears younger sister. Karen was a high spirited mercurial woman who devoted herself to him unwaveringly voltaire looked up to me as an advisor role model. Crin was more of a buddy according to Dalton. Tr sought out current company when he felt soulful or needed UNAMBIVILANT. Praise or just playfulness crans. Education consisted of private tutoring and a stint at Miss Comstock School in Manhattan much of which she attended with her neighbor. Edith Kermit Caro- Edith. Of course would later become to your second wife. Crin herself married a boisterous wealthy Scottish born real estate broker named Douglas Robinson a relative of former president James Monroe Corinne sobbed through her engagement. But she didn't dare break it off and the energetic. Socially active couple turned out to be surprisingly well-matched. They had four children to served in politics and one authored a book that talked about his childhood at. Sagamore Hill family was not without tragedy. Their youngest son Stuart died at nineteen years old when he accidentally fell from a window at Harvard throughout her adult life. Current split her time between poetry politics and parties her first poem. The call of Brotherhood was published in Scribner's magazine in one thousand nine eleven and she followed it up with several poetry books. Her friend and fellow writer. Edith Wharton encouraged and edited some of her work. Kerlin also hosted lavish parties at the family's estate in West Orange New Jersey. It was at one of these parties that Franklin Roosevelt ask girl to dance his distant cousin. Eleanor who is Christmas and would later become friends.
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"So. I'm this goodwill tour. Alice traveled leveled with a large group. There was secretary of war. William Howard Taft Twenty. Three Congressmen and seven senators. Alice made headlines everywhere she he went in part because of her wild behaviour which continued on the road. She said a firecracker on the train on the first leg of the trip from Washington to San Francisco. She fired her a pistol from the train as well aiming at Telegraph Poles as they passed them. I read one account that suggested that she kind of wrote it off as well as the fourth of July. This is how I'm celebrating when the light firecrackers inside a tree seems foolish ours. Don't do it. And as well as the welcoming gays of the press because they really did just follow her everywhere she also caught the eye of Representative Nicholas Longworth Cincinnati. Taft was apparently beside himself trying to serve as a chaperone and keep Alice in this representative apart because this man was fifteen years his her senior but eventually Shauwie. Taft just gave up. I was like I can't control the situation the following year. Alice actually married Longworth. who was a notoriously womanizing drinker and their ceremony was very lavish at the White House and it was front page news? This wedding took place on February seventeenth. Nineteen Ninety six and four. Alice is it represented a break for freedom. She no longer had to live with her stepmother. And according to the account of biographers Stacey cordery when Edith said farewell to Alice Louis after the wedding her parting words. Were I want you to know. I'm glad to see leave. You have never been anything but trouble. So after a honeymoon tune in Cuba Alison Nicholas settled into married life together and while it was not exactly the conventional romantic remarriage. It sort of worked for the two of them They weren't really love so much as they were comfortable with one. Another presumably they were drawn together because they were both sort of these big extreme partying personalities And they both remained the people that they were before they said their vows so there was some head butting. They're wild times and there was some infidelity on both sides of that equation when her father's time in the White House ended in nineteen. Oh nine alice allegedly buried a Voodoo doll of the new first lady. Nellie taft in the lawn before for the new president moved in or that and also for her very public criticism of the tafs. Alice was banned from the White House where they are tenure. There there are several times. She's not welcome in the White House. a few years later the longworth marriage would really be tested when Teddy. Roosevelt went toe to toe with taft in a political battle the bigger issue for Alison Nicholas is extra. Marital dalliances was that her husband supported William Liam Taft in the nineteen twelve campaign against her father's newly formed progressive. Bull Moose Party. She had actually advised her father against this move but she remained in stalwartly loyal to him even when he disregarded her advice and she also opted to appear in her husband's home district of Cincinnati with Hiram Johnson. Her father's here's vice presidential running mate instead of with her husband on his campaign and Longworth lost that election which Allah sometimes took credit for Even though he he did end up getting reelected a couple of years later but Alison Nicholas did manage to survive the upheaval Their marriage did through through that. Ah Disastrous very rocky. Nineteen twelve election cycle. Their marriage remained intact although politically. It was pretty distant at that point. They weren't sort of the same mind. Signed in any way to add insult to injury. The nineteen twelve presidential election went through Democrat. Woodrow Wilson due in part to the split in the loyalties of the Republican Looking Party between Taft and Roosevelt. So just as Alice had been vocally. Critical of Taft. She also vocally criticized Wilson and in some ways even more so oh she was once again banned from the White House after publicly. Making course comments about the president not so long after this Teddy Roosevelt died in his sleep. It was in January on January six of nineteen nineteen. He was sixty at this point and had a coronary. Embolism and at that point. Point Wilson had already proposed the League of Nations in his nineteen eighteen speech before Congress as part of his fourteen points plan. Roosevelt had hated hated that an intern so Dallas because she pretty much always followed her father's political leanings and she rallied very hard against the US becoming a member of the League of Nations After her father died and that the League did formerly form Insp- Geneva Switzerland in nineteen twenty so teddy's eldest daughter basically weekly used every single scrap of influence she had to sway politicians in Washington. DC against the idea of joining the League and whether it was her efforts are not the the US never became a member there in the nineteen twenties. Alice started an affair with the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator William Borough of Idaho the two of them bonded over their shared admiration of her late father and their love of literature. She in the senator would send letters to one another and they were deeply Leeann love as their affair became less and less of a secret. Alice was dubbed Aurora. Bora alice by the press amd gossip circles and in one thousand nine hundred thousand five. Alyssa's has been Nicholas. Longworth became speaker of the House and that same year. They also welcomed their one and only child. Paulina into the world. World and Longworth was completely excited about this baby and doted on her. Even though the odds are that the infant wasn't fact fathered by Alyssa's Paramore Bora and that Nicholas actually knew that in a bittersweet sort of coincidence pulling away was born on February fourteenth which of course is Valentine's Day but was also the the same day that Alice's mother and grandmother had died many years prior also in one thousand nine hundred thousand five. Alice Nicholas moved into their home at two thousand nine on Massachusetts Avenue northwest which is just west of Dupont circle. Alice would live there for the rest of her life. And the house which was built in eighteen eighty one would serve as a home base for the first daughters. Many famed Social events that she would host for the next six decades In one thousand nine hundred eighty one. Alyssa's has been Nicholas. Alice Longworth died and unfortunately he didn't really leave much behind in terms of finances for his widow. His family money was almost entirely gone and while Oh her lover. William burroughs lived another nine years. It doesn't appear that he really helped his mistress out financially two years after her husband's death Alice published her memoirs ars crowded hours in an effort to make some money and this was also the year that Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office. So just in case you don't know the scoop coop. Some people think that the he was much closer much more closely related to Teddy Roosevelt than he actually was Theodore Roosevelt An. FDR only distant related. Did they were fourth cousins once removed. I've also seen him listed as fifth cousins so Your command of genealogy and how that works may affect your perception of that FDR's wife. Eleanor however was actually much more closely related to the former president because Theodore Roosevelt had been her uncle Alice was was really pretty cutting when it came to Franklin Eleanor. She wants described Franklin Roosevelt as one third and two thirds eleanor. Alice apparently he would do. UNFLATTERING IMITATIONS OF ELEANOR AT tea parties. I think we recently got a request for us to do a whole episode about the eleanor. Alice viewed viewed. We did it's I debated over it as we. Br prepping this and really at the end of the day. That just boils down to WHO A lot of descriptions of kind of petty arguments so that is the best for a whole episode but there were a lot of arguments in a lot of nitpicking. It was one one of those things where like they would gossip to friends about one another and kind of circulate really insulting things You Know Oh it was a pretty catty situation in nineteen thirty eight. Alice and her half brother collaborated as editors on a book of poetry and that same year she put the House on Massachusetts Avenue on the market. Although it never sold Her social engagements became the invite in in Washington and Alice was pretty open about her opinions both political and social kind of used all of her social events as opportunities to broadcast. These events wants to really. The elite of Washington see also licensed her image for use in advertisements for products like cigarettes and cold cream and she did all of this to try to support herself in Paulina. As we are sort of nearing the end of Alice's life let's I pause for a word from one of our sponsors. Hey if you're like me and you used your elective to not take home ACC. 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"Most recently it was requested by Listener Rachel and not too far back. It was requested requested by listeners. Lindsey and To kind of set it up so being the child of a president means that you're kind of constantly in the spotlight. Even if you don't Wanna be your scrutinized scrutinized by the press and judged by the public and some kids kind of struggled to keep their noses clean but the focus of today's episode did not bother with that she's kind of a wild child from the moment. She stepped into the White House in Nineteen O one. Alice Roosevelt. who were going to be talking about could have given any modern famous kid whether they're presidential? Oh Kid just a a child star a run for their money in the wild behavior department and she was completely unapologetic about it for her. Entire Life Brazi simple. She kept an embroidered pillow in her home with one of Tracy's favorite sayings embroidered on it which is attributed to her having said it. which is if you can't say something good about someone? Sit Right here next to me. I actually did not know that that can be attributed to her. I have always attributed it to steel magnolias who it has often been at least in the two biographies. I looked at it and several other pieces. It is one of the things with Alice. Is that a lot of what you're we're getting is stories that were retold by family members and friends. So it's possible that she didn't say initially but she certainly. Everyone credits her with that one. She was nicknamed the second Washington monument because she managed to amass quite a bit of social power in the US capital and she parlayed played into some political influence. And how much so is still a bit of debate. How much influence? She really had politically but she certainly was. Very close to power for her entire your life And so we will talk about that life and how she may be used that power. Alice was born to Theodore Roosevelt and Alice. Hathaway Waleed Roosevelt on February twelfth. Eighteen eighty four and most people know sort of about the tragedy that happened in this family Just two days later. On in February Fourteenth Alice's father Theodore Roosevelt's ran home from his work an assembly man in the New York state legislature To Their House House fifty seven th street because grave news had come his mother Martha Bullock Roosevelt. Who was known as Midi had died of typhoid fever on top of that tragedy? Only a few hours later Roosevelt's wife. Alice also died of bright's disease misses a kidney condition that is characterized by high concentrations. Some traces of protein in the urine she'd been the living with bright's disease for quite some time but her pregnancy had complicated the condition and weakened her overall level level of of Health And as you can imagine that double loss to lose a parent in your spouse within about four hours Really Devastated Roosevelt. Who is only twenty five at the time and he wanted quite plainly to escape all reminders of this loss? He even went so far as forbid the mention mention of his wife. Alice's name and his grief continued to burden him and by the end of eighteen eighty four he decided to can appear down his involvement in politics. Ed Politics and to go west for a while. So he moved out to the Dakota territories and he'd spent time there before We talk about that if we due Teddy Roosevelt episode and he established alcorn ranch there for a life that he wanted to kind of live in isolation of ranching he also worked as a sheriff and he did not not take the infant alice with him who was usually called baby Lee presumably because the name Alice which was given name Caused House Roosevelt. So much pain so he left baby Lee in New York. She stayed with Roosevelt Sister Anna. who was called Daime and eventually Alice called her Antibi- he wasn't totally absent as a father though there were several times during the next two years where his work brought him back east and he would spend time with the baby? Maybe during these trips but bay me was her primary parent during this period of baby. Lee's life in June of eighteen eighty. Six Alice's father was ready to resume life in New York the home that he contracted to be built just after. His wife's death was completed and he resumed his role. As Alice's this is father full-time as they moved into their Oyster Bay. Long Island House. In December of eighteen eighty six theodore roosevelt remarried and his new bride was edith's Carro who had been his childhood sweetheart. Edith M Teddy would have five children together. Roosevelt's Ran for vice president on the ticket with William McKinley in eighteen. Ninety six the pair was reelected for a second term but then on September six of nineteen o one McKinley was shot by anarchist. Leeann Leeann Cho- Gosh At the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo New York. Eight days later the president died from his wounds and Roosevelt. Roosevelt's having been vice president became president when the Roosevelt's moved into the White House in one thousand nine hundred one. Alice was seventeen and she pretty much immediately. It became a celebrity. She was known for her wild antics and rebellious behavior. She was a party girl to rival any celebrity today and she had started to appear are in gossip magazines back when she was sixteen. She basically stayed there for her father's entire time in office. Yeah One Biographer made a comment that all edith and teddy needed to do to know what Alice had been up to the night before was to open the morning paper because her antics were such a Great drawers of readers. That papers would put them on the front page even sometimes pushing out much bigger and more important news Alice smoked which you know. Free Young Lady Not so delightful And when her father forbid her to do so under his roof she just moved that habit outside and so she would start sitting on the white the house roof to enjoy cigarettes. She also played poker and she bet on horses. She was sort of famously photographed placing bed at one point. She would ride in cars with men and without chaperones She wore pants on occasion. Which of course was very unladylike at that time and she would raise her own car through the streets of Washington she would also barge in on meetings at the White House seemingly with causing trouble as the only reason for having done that she claimed to be a pagans fly in the face of her very religious stepmother that mother she called Christianity Voodoo two kind of rile her up she had a pet snake named emily? Spinach carry it around the House with her and evens parties there are some accounts that say it was a boa constrictor but others say it was a garter snake. I can hardly imagine to less similar snakes snakes. Yeah I the snake story is one that It gets told again because they are often. biographers used firsthand first hand accounts from friends and relatives. that like even in your social group there are stories that have grown out of you know their original proportions. And so we really don't have a sense of the snake situation and what the realities were of it. Some will say. She showed up at one party with a huge Boa constrictor on her neck. Other stations. Carry the In her pocket all the time and I when I was relaying this to some friends last night we were talking about it. They thought like the way a child will pick up a weird animal. I put it in their pocket. Might no she was like eighteen and nineteen. At this point she was just carting around a snake for entertainment The press dubbed her Princess Alice so her favorite color for example was a grayish blue and that became very very trendy it was called. Alice blue She basically you know was celebrity icon at this point in her father. The president is often quoted as saying I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice but I cannot possibly do. Both a friend of the family went said that she was quote like a young wild animal that had been put into good close and in one thousand nine hundred five so several years into their time at the White House she served as a goodwill ambassador travelling to Asia with a group of Congressmen and this is the first time a first daughter had taken on such a duty in this trip which was dubbed the imperial crews It's entirely likely that President Roosevelt really looked at this mission. Action is a way to keep his troublesome eldest daughter out of his hair for a little while. Feel like that's a sitcom waiting to happen And we're going to get into the details of that trip because some wacky things happened there but before we do. Do you want to pause for word from a sponsor. Let's do that..
The Surprising Origins of Mother's Day
"Absolutely should celebrate mothers everywhere. So to all the moms out there listening. We hope you have a really fantastic day today for a lot of people though mother's day is also a pretty tough day for a lot of different reasons. And that group of people include the founder of mother's day herself, Anna Jarvis she successfully established a national holiday only to fight against those who celebrated in a way, she didn't like here's her story. When Jarvis was just twelve years old her mother closed her Sunday school lesson with a prayer that someone would one day found a Memorial Day to commemorate mothers for the match Maginness service. She renders to humanity Dervis remembered that prayer. For the rest of her life and in nineteen oh seven two years after her mother's death. Jarvis began to lobby for a national holiday in her mother's honor. She wrote thousands of letters to influential people, including teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings, Bryan. And Mark Twain in early nineteen o eight the Senate rejected her mother's day resolution, but she wouldn't be deterred on may tenth nineteen o. Eight Jarvis spoke at the first official mother's day services. One at her childhood church in Grafton, West Virginia and another at a sold out venue in Philadelphia her idea caught on like wildfire, at least unofficially and over the next few years. The majority of states in the US held mother's day celebrations that wasn't by accident. Either. Germans petition to state governors for official mother's day proclamations every single year she asked people to observe the day by visiting or at least writing to their mothers and wearing a white carnation.
"roosevelt." Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Yeah. Oh, my I don't know who did it. But who would hit Eleanor Roosevelt with their own basical tall, so recognizable? You know, what it was? He was probably like Zing. However in nineteen sixty two she was given serious, which activated dormant case of to Burke, Yalo's her bones onto Burkey, low says and it with say with me too. And she died of resulting cardiac failure at her Manhattan. Home on the upper east side on November. Seventh nineteen sixty two at age seventy eight president John F Kennedy ordered all US flags lowered half staff throughout the world on November eighth in tribute to Roosevelt. Among prominent attendees at her funeral in Hyde Park on November ten thousand sixty two were president Kennedy. Vice president Lyndon Johnson in former presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Eleanor was interred next to her husband in the rose garden at spring would the Roosevelt family home at the services politician, Adly Stevenson, said what other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many adding she would rather light a candle than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. Oh, she was so good. Yeah. That's we'd so at least she probably got to have some happiness in her life, absolutely. So some extra recognition awards for her in nineteen seventy to the Eleanor Roosevelt institute was founded it merged with Franklin D Roosevelt four freedoms foundation in nineteen eighty seven to become the Roosevelt institute a liberal American think-tank the organization exists to carry forward. The legacy in values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service over storing America's promise of opportunity to all owner was posthumously inducted into the.
"roosevelt." Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"So. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. What was born on October eleventh eighteen eighty four in Manhattan to socialites Anna Rebecca hall in Eliot book Roosevelt from an early age. She started going by her middle name Eleanor. Oh, really? Okay. So her mother's name was also Anna, okay to prevent confusion. I get it. Her father Elliott was president Theodore Roosevelt's brother making teddy her uncle. And he was also her godfather. I'm her mother who gonna tell you. She's a real bench. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Her mother nicknamed her Grammy because she acted in such a serious banner when she was a child. That's mean. Yeah, she was a b I t of JR. For sure so Eleanor adored. Her father Elliott who was always really kind to her and she had two younger brothers Elliott junior in Gracie hall who went by hall. It also turned out that she had a half brother named Elliott Roosevelt, man. Her beloved father had had an affair with one of the family servants. Katie, man. Yes skin now. So when owner was just eight years old her mother died suddenly from diptheria in December eighteen ninety two. So she's eight years old. She's been living with her mean mother, all this time her mom always said that she wasn't pretty and that she was too serious, and that she wasn't ever going to amount to anything Elinor put a percent hurry. And then she died of diptheria. So we should all fear little. But then her brother Elliott junior died of scarlet fever the following may. So back to old Elliott Roosevelt senior at some point during Eleanor shout hood, he developed himself a pretty severe drinking problem at one point. He was confined to a save Terry in Paris by the Roosevelt family in eighteen ninety four in New York City. He died after I attempting suicide by jumping out of a window. What? So he was like in a he had his like the delirium tremendous fit any through myself out of a window. He didn't die from falling out the window. He survives the fall. But he died from a seizure afterward. Oh my gosh. So, but before her father died, he implored Eleanor to act as a mother to her remaining brother hall, and she made good upon this promise for the rest of hall's life, so eleanor's childhood losses left her prone to depression throughout her life. Her brother hall. He also. So from Oklahoma them, so yeah, we'll get into him. So after the deaths of both of her parents owner was raised in the household of her maternal grandmother, Mary Livingston Ludlow in Tivoli, New York. Mary was the great granddaughter of Robert r Livingston the chancellor of New York who administered the presidential oath of office to George Washington in seventeen eighty nine out of here. And he also served on the second continental congress committee that helped to draft the declaration of independence, so presidential connections. All right off the past. So yeah, the Livingston family was like an important family in American history. So yeah, no kidding living with her very stern maternal grandmother as a child. Eleanor was really insecure probably again 'cause mother I'll who is called her boring and ugly. And then her father who she spent her whole childhood trying to impress committed suicide. So she was basically starved for affection, which is very sad. But at age fourteen in eighteen ninety eight she to Allenwood academy, which was a private finishing school in Wimbledon outside of London where she said, she spent the happiest three years of her life Sheila in foreign languages, literature music, art, dance, while all the all the things and Eleanor was deeply influenced. By the school's headmistress. She was called Marie sue Vesta. She was noted educator who encouraged independent thinking in young women. Marie also privately taught Eleanor history geography and philosophy and accompanied her on trips across Europe. Eleanor was also captain of her field hockey team. They're good for her. Yep..
"roosevelt." Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"That that's a little mom and log its kicked the hell out of her own home actually i wasn't an option she she i think she she gave it to him which still has all the money can of control of it and actually to be fair while l nor was amazing woman she was not the best mom it scenarios good called out that would that collins air as part shigie admitted as much eleanor would say later it did not come naturally to me to understand little children or to enjoy them i shouldn't even joy enjoy show admitted late in life that she didn't enjoy making them saying that having sex with fdr was quote in ordeal but the head of kids nonetheless had anna eleanor roosevelt boredin engine of six would live until nineteen 75 james role of roosevelt the second born in nineteen of seven who live until 1991 franklin roosevelt borden nights nine who also die sadly national night at the age of eight months he was never healthy baby stictly the entire time battling jaundice the flew early on at a large heart heart murmur he passed away early they had to have been held us jeez the couple then had elliott roosevelt borden 1909 who would live until 1990 and then took a few years off of baby make in and then they had to more kids franklin delano roosevelt jr born 1914 died 1988 and then john espen while roosevelt the second born in 1916 it would die 1980 one and then i'm guessing eleanor was like enough jesus here you're either put on one of those new kind of thing is a or you keep anything ademi that's a direct quote of course is not actually went to learn more soon about why eleanor you know might not have wanted to keep advocates might i wanted to do anymore maybe fight gives finally enough you know maybe eleanor just in love sexually now if fdr maybe fdr folks sexual on your energy elsewhere at least part of the problem he may he may have focus his sexual energy elsewhere because wife was not interested in having sex with him.