Publication information

Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President Roosevelt”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Lincoln, Nebraska
Date of publication: 20 September 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 35
Pagination: 2

“President Roosevelt.” Commoner 20 Sept. 1901 v1n35: p. 2.
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Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: personal response); Roosevelt presidency (predictions, expectations, etc.); Theodore Roosevelt (presidential policies); Theodore Roosevelt (presidential character).
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.

President Roosevelt

     Theodore Roosevelt assumes the duties of the presidency under conditions calculated to call out the best that is in him, conditions which will make more ardent his natural desire to fulfil [sic] the expectations of his countrymen. While he was in perfect accord with Mr. McKinley in regard to public questions, his strong individuality will doubtless cause some uncertainty until his administrative policies are developed. He enters office more free from political obligations than he could have done had he received a party nomination after a long contest. Mr. Roosevelt has a high conception of civic virtue and his opponents will probably find more to criticize in his doctrine than in his methods. There will be no disposition to prejudge him, but an earnest wish that the governmental policies for which he and his party stand may be tested upon their merits.