Theodore Roosevelt Social Impact

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Lasting Impact on The World There are many pressures that come along with being the president of the United States. Being the president is a demanding position that comes with many responsibilities, which can lead to both psychological and physical stress. Presidents must work to repair many of America’s problems while also dealing with issues that affect other parts of the world. Theodore Roosevelt is a former president that did a remarkable job at facing presidential pressures while also dealing with social, environmental, and economical issues that plagued America. Even though Roosevelt served as America’s 26th president from 1901 to 1909, many of his policies still have a grand impact on American politics and American …show more content…
Another impressive achievement that he accomplished was The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906. The Food and Drug Act aims to protect consumers from bad food preparation procedures, false advertising, and drug addiction from medication. Meredith A. Hickmann stated, “The law sought to protect the consumer from being deceived or harmed, mainly by following a favorite assumption that the average man was prudent enough to plot his own course and would avoid risks if labeling made him aware of them” (21). This law requires food and drug companies to disclose all potential health risks to consumers when promoting their products. President Roosevelt signed two acts titled The Pure Food and Drugs Act and The Meat Inspection Act, which are both consumer protection laws that were created to protect consumer’s rights and safety. This act is the reason why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was created. These laws are the reason why the federal government must take extreme measures to guarantee that Americans are only being sold safe supplies of food and drugs. Both of the acts that Roosevelt created and the creation of the FDA are still influential in America. This is a great example of Roosevelt’s lasting influence on the world because his innovative policies still protect the lives and health of people living in …show more content…
While Roosevelt was handling issues that affected Americans, he was also working towards ending the war going on between the Japanese and Russian empires. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire went to war over who was entitled to get parts of Manchuria and Korea (Koda 14). The Russo-Japanese War led to many deaths and caused a lot of destruction on both of the empires’ land and economies. President Roosevelt was instrumental in ending the Russo-Japanese War because he played a key role in negotiating with the two empires. The negotiations led to The Treaty of Portsmouth, which is the treaty that ended the war between Russia and Japan. America had high interests in Asia at the time so to be strategic the American government remained neutral while still siding with Japan. Even though Roosevelt was promoting peace, he was still being a strategic politician by showing support to Japan. The author Rotem Kowner discussed this in the book The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War. Kowner stated, “Roosevelt thought that the Russo-Japanese War helped maintain American interests in the region, just as the balance of power and conflicts between the European powers helped maintain American interests in the Caribbean; a scenario in which both Japan and Russia exhausted their military and economic energies was not one towards which the United States was averse” (140). Roosevelt influenced both Russia and Japan’s

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