Theodore Roosevelt's Social Darwinism and War
A comparative analysis of the journal articles, "Theodore Roosevelt and the Implements of War," by Matthew Oyos, and "Theodore Roosevelt's Social Darwinism and Views on Imperialism," by David Burton.
# 58207 | 1,825 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on May 03, 2005 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. 1900-1930) , History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Literature (General)
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This paper examines how, in the selected articles, both authors argue parallel, albeit different, views regarding Roosevelt. It looks at how Burton argues that Roosevelt had Darwinist views when it came to social reform in the world. In contrast, it shows how Oyos argues that a great, powerful, and prepared military is the cornerstone of a country's might and useful when spreading the foreign policy and how Roosevelt was the first president to think consistently about the link between military technology, national military power, and foreign policy.
From the Paper:"As President of the United States between 1901 and 1909, Theodore Roosevelt, while being one of the most ambitious political figures in American history, was also extremely influential, both culturally and socially, and reflected the times in which he lived as no other President. His political beliefs and attitudes, both progressive and conservative, shaped many domestic and international events which took place in the early 1890's and into the opening years of the 20th century."
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