emphatic rhetoric undoubtedly helped in pushing his agenda. So Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party, also known as the "Bull Moose Party and began campaigning for the 1912 election. Roosevelt was also the first president to entertain an African-American, Booker. He considered running again in 1916, winning the Progressive nomination, but bowed out in favor of Republican Party nominee Charles Evans Hughes. The Inspector Generals report recommended the president dismiss the solders because none would confess. Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
Roosevelt's international stance was the impetus for the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, which claims the right to intervene in cases of wrongdoing by a Latin American or any other nation, though some critics assert that the doctrine designates the United States as the. Taking a keen interest in the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt left his government post to organize a volunteer cavalry known as the Rough Riders, which he led in a bold charge up San Juan Hill in the Battle of San Juan Heights, in 1898. Out of this commitment grew a benchmark of his first term, the "Square Deal"a domestic program that embraced reform of the American workplace, government regulation of industry and consumer protection, with the overall aim of helping all classes of people. Roosevelt lost to Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 election, in a rather close popular vote. (1971) The United States in Panamanian Politics:The Intriguing Formative Years. To do so, though, meant launching a third party initiative, as Taft was running on the Republican Party ticket. Roosevelt waited until after the November electionsafter hundreds of thousands of blacks cast their votes for Republican candidates across the Northand then dismissed all 167 black soldiers from the service. Not long after, Roosevelt was speeding through various public service positions, including captain of the National Guard and minority leader of the New York Assembly. During his presidential term, the White House served as a lively playground for the Roosevelts' six children; due in no small part to the president's passion for sports and books, each room of the home was enlivened with activity, from crawl space to library.