Reading Theodore Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” Speech | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
What should the balance of government intervention and economic liberty be in a capitalist society? BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams and guest Stephen Tootle, Professor of History at the College of the Sequoias, examine this question by looking through the eyes of Theodore Roosevelt in his speech, "The New Nationalism" (1910). They break down Roosevelt's views on government regulation of the economy and society against a backdrop of American industrialization, progressivism, and the rise of big business.
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.
Theodore Roosevelt: Warrior for Public Justice
In this lesson, students will explore how Theodore Roosevelt sought justice by reforming the meat packing industry. Roosevelt’s dedication to justice and the general welfare of the nation will inspire students to be more focused on justice in their own lives.