President Roosevelt And Woodrow Wilson And Theodore Roosevelt

1877 Words Dec 4th, 2016 8 Pages
During the 1900s, The United States (U.S.) experienced an influx of power and influence and became a global hegemon which left leaders faced with the question of what to do with this new power. John Milton Cooper Jr. describes Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson ability to control and make decisions in regard the U.S.’s power in The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt. Each president, although both considered modern and progressive, approached their presidential powers differently. Wilson and Roosevelt both had their strengths and weaknesses throughout their administrations with their use of power in regards to their personalities, domestic policy, and foreign policy. As president, Roosevelt looked inward on the U.S. and outward at the world while Wilson focused inward on the nation and was more of an intellectual (Irwin). President Roosevelt had the better answer to the U.S.’s power dilemma through his personality, domestic policy, and foreign policy influence.
The personality strengths and weaknesses Roosevelt and Wilson had crafted their time in office and influence. President Roosevelt crafted a strong personality as a professional, a war hero, confident, and a leader. He had a strong presence socially and was known as Rough Rider who fought during the Spanish American War (Cooper 5-6 and 27). Although, his confidence became a weakness after he became president because he assumed he would win the 1912 election without much effort although…

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