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This assortment makes use of Theodore Roosevelt to shape a clean method of the heritage people and eu kin, arguing that the simplest position to appear for the origins of the fashionable transatlantic courting is in Roosevelt's lifestyles and profession.

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Frederick W. Marks III, Velvet on Iron: The Diplomacy of Theodore Rooseveltt (Lincoln and London: University off Nebraska Press, 1979), 18. 4. See Thomas G. Dyer, Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Racee (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980); Edward P. Kohn, Thiss Kindred People: Canadian-American Relations and the Anglo-Saxon Idea, 1895–1903 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004); and Stuart Anderson, Race and Rapprochement: Anglo-Saxonism and Anglo-American Relations, 1895–1904 4 (London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1981).

In contrast, the growing German population was seen as cultured, sober, and law-abiding. It did not hurt that they shared the same Protestant religion, albeit going to different churches. ””40 All of these prejudices had taken root in Theodore before departing for the two grand tours of his youth. Revolted by the poverty of Italians, he and his father abused the beggars. Disdainful of Catholic superstition, Roosevelt openly mocked Catholic priests’ proud display of their relics. In addition, only the day after kissing the Pope’s hand, Roosevelt’s father actually fought with Catholic monks inside St.

The greatest admiration Roosevelt gave to British imperialism came on his trip to Africa in 1909. Besides the game hunting he partook in, Roosevelt delivered several speeches on imperialism. ””45 In most cases, the British had practiced the type of imperialism TR advocated: an imperialism of great “character” founded on the most vaunted human traits of morality, order, and unselfishness with an objective to progress civilization for subject races as well as revitalizing the British, themselves.

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