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A Charter of Democracy Speech Before the Ohio Constitutional Convention

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Early draft of Theodore Roosevelt's address to the 1912 Ohio Constitutional Convention, which he delivered on February 21 of that year. The speech imparts his opinion on constitutionalism and the duty of politicians, and draws on President Abraham Lincoln's attitude towards government. Four pages of the draft are missing.
Economic liberties (U.S. Constitution), Conference proceedings, Debates and debating--Government policy, Speeches, addresses, etc., States' rights (American politics), Constitutional conventions, Recall of judicial decisions, Referendum, Primaries, Ohio, Ohio--Columbus, Progressive Party (1912), Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Washington, George, 1732-1799, Marshall, John, 1755-1835, Bigelow, Herbert S. (Herbert Seely), 1870-
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Electronic copy sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. For reproduction or publication permission, contact the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library. See the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library Terms of Use for further copyright information.
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