Source: Saturday Evening Post
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President Roosevelt”
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 174
Issue number: 13
|“President Roosevelt.” Saturday Evening Post 28 Sept. 1901 v174n13: p. 12.|
|Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency).|
UNDER the shadow of a heavy sorrow the Nation greets President Roosevelt. Younger
than any man who before has held the Presidency of the United States, our new
Chief Magistrate has on that account a fuller measure of the Nation’s sympathy.
Honest, personally brave, of a sincere Americanism, the Nation looks to him
to lead it further in its career of honorable glory, of honorable success.
Assuming his high office in a time of National grief, and under painful and delicate circumstances, all classes, all parties, all sections freely offer him their sympathy, their confidence, their encouragement.
The assassination of its President has stirred the Nation to its depths. But while it is still sorrowing over the tragedy that has passed, it sees hope for continued prosperity, for continued National progress, in the accession of a man who has been tried in the balance of high office, who is conversant with important public affairs, and whose record thus far has been one of achievement and activity.