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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Charles Emory Smith re: responsibility of leadership to take chances in crisis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06616 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: White House Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1903/06/22 Pagination: 5 p. + env. 26.5 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Also discusses the inevitability of irregularities occurring and rooting out scandal. Noted "Private" at top.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentGovernment and CivicsCorruption and ScandalVice President

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