Theodore Roosevelt And The Politics Of Power Summary

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In G. Wallace Chessman’s book Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Power, Chessman discuses Theodore Roosevelt’s early years at Harvard where he was quite the scholar, his political framework through the New York State Assembly where he was the voice of reform. The book also talks about Roosevelt’s military roles in the Spanish-American War, whereas after he turned into a national war hero; to his unexpected Presidency with all the peaks and valleys through it. It talks about the Progressive Political party that he was so actively involved in. G. Wallace Chessman wrote this book for an audience that would like a new insight or a deeper breath of knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt’s political career. G. Wallace Chessman wrote the first chapter with the intent to show the audience the roots of Theodore Roosevelt’s upbringing. Chessman talks about Roosevelt’s traveling to different counties as a young man. G. Wallace Chessman develops this point in the first chapter because it shows throughout the book Roosevelt’s understanding nature to…show more content…
Chessman gives good insight of how Roosevelt was eager and anxious to get into war with Spain. Chessman also shows Roosevelt’s aggressive mind when it comes to foreign and domestic policies when Roosevelt says, “I always hate words unless they mean blows” (p.67). This is an important concept Chessman shows because it creates the character of Roosevelt being very aggressive and to the point. Something that was disappointing in chapter five was that Chessman hardly talked about Roosevelt winning the Noble Peace Prize (p.126). Chessman sometimes spoke about what seemed like unimportant events throughout Roosevelt’s life, for example, his cattle ranch in the Dakota Territory. Chessman discusses this point in Roosevelt’s life to help the audience of this book relate to Roosevelt since he was mourning the death of his first
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