Showing posts with label presidential trivia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label presidential trivia. Show all posts

28 October 2017

US History: Presidential Trivia: Teddy Called Them Muckrakers

The term "muckraker" was used by America's 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. 

In the United States, muckrakers was the name for writers whose aim was expose corruption: i.e. to search for and expose misconduct in public life.


In chronological order:  
  • 1908 - Ray Stannard Baker "Following the Color Line" written to expose racial discrimination.  

Worthy of honorable mention: 
  • Ida Minvera Tarbell (1857 - 1944), U.S. journalist, known for "muckraking" exposés of political and corporate corruption; also a biographer, notably of Abraham Lincoln; and the only lady in the bunch!

Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker"...
Ida M. Tarbell, American "muckraker" author. 
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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More Presidential Trivia:

  • American presidents, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, were Nobel Prize winners. 1906, Roosevelt received the award for being a mediator and arbitrating an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict; there was a dispute over +Manchuria and +Korea. Wilson received the prize in 1919, for establishing the League of Nations after World War I (1914 - 1918).


  • The "teddy bear" is named after Roosevelt's nickname Teddy because he went hunting and didn't want to shoot a baby cub.  Many people think a teddy bear with roses is an irresistible gift for Valentines Day?  



  • Kindle eBooks - Biographies & Memoirs of Presidents & Heads of State






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