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" If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. "
American Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt - Page 297
by Edward Stratemeyer - 1904 - 311 pages
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Panama Canal Treaties: Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1978
...United States had no choice but to play a major part. "We cannot avoid meeting great issues," he said. "All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill." Mr. President, the Panama Canal is a vast, heroic expression of that age-old desire to bridge the divide...
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Ronald Reagan, Book 1

United States. President (1981-1989 : Reagan), United States. President (1981-1989 : Reagan). - 1982
...seriously because we know the truth of some other words that Teddy Roosevelt spoke. He said: "If we're to be a really great people, we must strive in good...the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues." Well, this, of course, is even more true of us today. And while such a burden is never easy or cheap,...
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Time, Volume 4

Briton Hadden, Henry Robinson Luce - 1924
...— 'of our Government.' It is a far cry to this from the declaration of Theodore Roosevelt that 'If we are to be a really great people we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world.' " Ku Klux Klan. "If any organization, no matter what it chooses to be called, whether Ku Klux Klan...
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Ideology and U.S. Foreign Policy

Michael H. Hunt - 1987 - 237 pages
...the end, to go down before other nations which have not lost the manly and adventurous qualities. If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world."7 Like Roosevelt, Wilson embraced the established ideology, but he gave it his own distinctly...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1992 - 520 pages
...rather by being at both at the same time, and filling up the whole of the space between them. 827 If we are to be a really great people, we must strive...ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois, April...
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American Foreign Relations Reconsidered, 1890-1993

Gordon Martel - 1994 - 267 pages
...responsibilities of an imperial foreign policy; "If we are to be a really great people." Roosevelt asserted. "we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world." His vision included building an isthmian canal. seizing the strategic bases necessary to decide the...
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Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a New Century

Eric Nordlinger - 1996 - 352 pages
...the end, to go down before other nations which have not lost the manly and adventurous qualities. If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world."3 Like all the isolationists who followed them, those of the early twentieth century stressed...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...the end to go down before other nations which have not lost the manly and adventurous qualities. If we are to be a really great people, we must strive...ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. Last year we could not help being brought face to face with the problem of war with Spain. All we could...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - 2000 - 396 pages
...demonstrating the kind of great power we wish to be. "We cannot avoid meeting great issues," Roosevelt said. "All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill." The Panama Canal is a vast, heroic expression of that age-old desire to bridge the divide and to bring...
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The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 2003 - 192 pages
...will have to be done by some stronger race, because we will have shown ourselves weaklings. Ibid. If we are to be a really great people, we must strive...ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. "The Strenuous Life," speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10, 1899 Our country shall not...
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