Friday, June 19, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
JFK Cold War quote and a view of his Presidential pace and itinerary:
Presidential Proverbs Daily: June 20"Our problems are man made, therefore they ...: June 20 "Our problems are man made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destin...
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Presidential Proverbs Daily: May 29, 1917- Birthdate of John Fitzgerald Kennedy...: May 29, 1917- Birthdate of John Fitzgerald Kennedy- "The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word, ‘crisis’. One brush stroke s...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Presidential Proverbs Daily: May 14-And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what y...: May 14- And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country…My fellow citizens of t...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Sunday, January 27, 2013
a weakling, to shrink from the work of the great world powers? No! …Our nation, glorious in youth and strength, looks into the future with eager eyes and rejoices as a strong man to run a race." America
Theodore Roosevelt, 25th President, 1901-1909- apparently from a letter to John Hay, written June 7, 1897. John Hay was Ambassador to Great Britain and Roosevelt was Secretary of the Navy under president William McKinley. Hay was actually from Illinois and studied law in Abraham Lincoln's law office and had been Lincoln's secretary during his presidency. Under McKinley the United States began exert more influence on the international stage, driven by the idea of "Manifest Destiny", which held that the United States needed to expand its influence so as to not be dominated by or surrounded by European territories. Roosevelt became McKinley's Vice President in 1901 and shortly thereafter became President when McKinley was assassinated. Roosevelt most certainly advocated and greatly expanded the influence of the United States.