Theodore Roosevelt: Radical and King


 “All Hail!”
  Cartoonist:  Edward Windsor Kemble
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   May 4, 1912, p. 7

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
While Theodore Roosevelt was president (1901-1909), cartoonists critical of his “imperialist” foreign policy and broad exercise of executive authority often drew him with a royal crown. In this cartoon from the May 4, 1912 issue of Harper’s Weekly, the stands on the nation’s Declaration of Independence and makes himself king for a third term. Crowns for two additional terms are already available. The act of self-empowerment is reinforced by the large “I” on the crowns and by the Latin phrase (in English), “The voice of the people is my voice.”













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