Theodore Roosevelt once said "Speak softly and carry a big stick" during his speech on the Monroe Doctrine, in reference to how to handle foreign policies. It is very similar in meaning to the proverb "The iron fist in the velvet glove". The quote means to be neutral to others but at the same time be able to defend yourself if necessary. This quote is still seen through modern times, It can be seen in the most innocent form of how to discipline a child, dealing with employees, or as how to deal with foreign issues. When used in the sense of discipline, you could either "speak softly" and explain what mistake and or problem was committed, or you could "carry a big stick" and place consequences onto the negative actions of one. Both methods aren't very effective on their own, but when balanced out, they could make for a good disciplinary action to problems. A child will not behave just by you asking nicely nor will it behave if it believes your actions to be unjust. Therefore by stating the issue and placing a small punishment, the child will then act better. This quote even comes into play on how our police forces react to…show more content… If this does not work and the threat persists, we then go for a less peaceful resolution till the issue has been dealt with. An example would be the embargo placed on Cuba due to their communistic ties and beliefs during the U.S.'s containment strategy to stop the spread of communism throughout the world. Since the embargo's establishment in 1962, Cuba has faced economic issues and poverty amongst their citizens and have only seen a minimal change in the loosening of the embargo since its
• “Manhood and Imperialism” (1899)
• Primary Source
• Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 into a wealthy family in New York City.
• Graduated Harvard College in 1880
Wife is Alice Hathaway Lee.
• In 1882-84, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, and then spent two years on a ranch he owned in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, after his wife and mother passed away.
• In the early 1880’s politician Theodore Roosevelt contain various…
Theodore Roosevelt is a dynamic figure in American history. He embodied a larger than life persona that electrified the nation. Not only was Roosevelt a celebrity from the Spanish American War, but his charismatic speeches and appearances shaped the public’s perception of the presidency and lead to the rise of the Bull Moose Party. Roosevelt achieved this impact by focusing on the every man, emphasizing government as the servant of the people, and promoting American exceptionalism.
Leslie Dee Huffman
HIS 204: American History Since 1865
Professor Cheryl Lemus
May 25, 2014
Roosevelt vs. Wilson’s Progressivism Policies
Progressive candidates vying for the Presidential election of 1912 included Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Although they both were very different from each other, they had a strong commitment towards reforming American society. This difference was not only apparent in their attitudes towards progressivism, but was also reflected…
Theodore Roosevelt's Early Life
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. He was known as “Teedie” in his early years and after renamed “Teddy”. Teddy Roosevelt was born as a week, frail and very sick boy. As he became a teenager he began a program of gymnastics and weightlifting so that he could build up strength and prove otherwise his condition. When he was graduating from Harvard College in 1880, Teddy married a fair…
New York State, the Roosevelt’s distinguished themselves in areas other than politics. One ancestor, Isaac Roosevelt, had served with the New York militia during the American Revolution and another attended events of the New York society Sons of the American Revolution, and joined the organization while he was president. While his paternal family had become prosperous early on in New York real estate and trade, much of his immediate family's wealth had been built by Roosevelt’s maternal grandfather…
individual freedom and democratic rule, and believed it had a mission to spread its freedoms around the globe. Certainly President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to enhance the reputation and wealth of the country when he summed up his foreign policy with the African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far.” The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904 was part of an emerging pattern of intervention which served as justification for action in Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and the…
SS8 Unit 1, Part 1
Maturing of an Industrial Society:
Second Half of the 19th Century
A) Problems and progress in American politics
1) New problems created a changing role of government and the political system
2) Scandals, economic depressions, limitations of traditional politics resulted in
a) Civil Service replaced the Spoil System after the death of President
b) misuse of government funds…