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Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
10-12-2012, 09:14 PM
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RE: Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
I found this in Lincoln's Way by Richard Striner:

Through it all, a little child in Manhattan learned powerful lessons, as his civic-minded father expounded what Lincoln was achieving. Young Theodore Roosevellt revered Mr. Lincoln and his soldiers. Perhaps some notions in regard to his future were beginning to race through his mind already. He would champion the powerless, master all comers, and control human arrogance firmly. Perhaps a role more definite than this was beginning to work through his mind: presidential hero. He kept pondering the precedent Lincoln had set-as he waited for his chance to measure up. He would get his chance suddenly in 1901, with the murder of William McKinley. A Rooseveltian revival of Lincolneque politics would launch the twentieth century.

Pages 43-45.

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RE: Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln - LincolnMan - 10-12-2012 09:14 PM

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