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Source: Nation
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 73
Issue number: 1891
Pagination: 235-37 (excerpt below includes only page 235)

“The Week.” Nation 26 Sept. 1901 v73n1891: pp. 235-37.
Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency); Theodore Roosevelt (presidential policies).
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
The item below is the first of three excerpts taken from this issue’s installment of “The Week.” Click here to view the second and third excerpts.


The Week [excerpt]

     President Roosevelt, promptly anticipating the resignation of the members of the McKinley Cabinet, has induced them to remain in office throughout his term. This is Mr. Roosevelt’s way of confirming the promise he made at Buffalo that he would carry out the policy of his predecessor. In no other way could he have emphasized it so fully and satisfactorily. In no other way could he so happily have met the public desires, or have conveyed to the world the assurance that the assassin’s bullet had produced no change in public aims and administration. It cannot be assumed that President Roosevelt has no initiative of his own, since his whole career has bristled with it. Indeed, the apprehension which assailed the public mind momentarily, when Mr. McKinley was struck down, was that the Vice-President had too much initiative, and that he would probably hasten to substitute new policies in place of those already in operation. All such fears are wisely dispelled. The business world and the thinking world are alike convinced that, although all hearts are wounded, no wound has befallen the republic.



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