Monday, February 27, 2023

Top 5 Monroe Doctrine Invocations

2023 is the bicentennial of the Monroe Doctrine, announced by President James Monroe in his 1823 State of the Union address. To celebrate, we've put together a Top 5 that functions as a comprehensive history of this cornerstone of American foreign policy.   

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Monday, February 20, 2023

26 Theodore Roosevelt

In one of American history’s most epic life stories, Theodore Roosevelt began as a sickly child debilitated by asthma and went on to become a Harvard graduate, author, historian, NY state legislator, cattle rancher, big game hunter, conservationist, Civil Service Commissioner, NYC Police Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Spanish-American War hero, NY Governor, and Vice President. When McKinley’s assassination unexpectedly made him the youngest president in American history, his unbounded energy, unmatched press relations, and finely-tuned political instincts helped turn Theodore Roosevelt into one of our most successful, popular, and powerful chief executives. He became known as the Trustbuster for taking on the nation’s biggest corporations while crusading to secure a Square Deal for average Americans and make conservation of natural resources a national priority. On the world stage, he flexed the U.S.’s newfound imperial muscles by securing the rights to build the Panama Canal, aggressively enforcing an expanded Monroe Doctrine, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War. Declining a third term, he went on to have perhaps the most eventful post-presidency, which featured: hunting African big game for the Smithsonian, running for president yet again as a third-party candidate, surviving an assassination attempt, nearly dying on an expedition that put an uncharted Brazilian river on the map, and trying to volunteer to fight in two more wars. The Dead Presidents Podcast is thrilled to begin Season 3 with this chronicle of one of our most interesting presidents.

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Bayer Heroin – American Journal of Pharmacy – December 1901

From Poverty to Competence in Oklahoma – Randolph Enterprise (Randolph, KS) – September 19, 1901

Homes for Boys Wanted – De Soto Press (De Soto, MO) – September 21, 1901

Insist on Coca-Cola! – San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) – June 10, 1908

Coca-Cola has cocaine – Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) – February 25, 1902

Coca-Cola now cocaine-free – Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA) – August 1, 1907

Burdick holds stockholders meeting – Buffalo Review (Buffalo, NY – February 11, 1902

Burdick dance party – Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) – December 27, 1901

Edwin Burdick brutally murdered – Buffalo Times (Buffalo, NY) – February 27, 1903