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Theodore Roosevelt's proverb and policies with Latin America

Theodore Roosevelt quoted a proverb, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." Does this proverb apply to how Roosevelt handled relations with Latin America? Explain

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Theodore Roosevelt quoted the proverb, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." during his presidency from 1901 to 1909. This phrase was taken from an African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." The proverb came to be known as the "Big Stick" ideology. The proverb was utilized by T.R. to describe the assertion of U.S. imperial dominance as a moral imperative and to describe the president's ...

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This solution analyzes Theodore Roosevelt's proverb, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." The solution also examines how this proverb applies to how Roosevelt handled relations with Latin America.

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