042: A Square Deal for Every Man

A summary of Theodore Roosevelt's political philosophy, from his own hand.
A summary of Theodore Roosevelt’s political philosophy, from his own hand.

Theodore Roosevelt is re-elected in 1904, breaking the Vice Presidents’ curse. William Howard Taft emerges as Roosevelt’s most trusted advisor and spokesperson, and Roosevelt begins to speak of Taft as his preferred successor. 1906 proves to be Roosevelt’s best year yet, as he gets much of his legislative agenda through Congress.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

“The Cascades”
Composed in 1904 by Scott Joplin. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source. Thanks to Ragnar Hellspong.

Closing Theme

 

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