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How did Roosevelt use the phrase speak softly and carry a big stick to encourage American military power and imperialism?

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What does speak softly but carry a big stick mean?

It means he can be a softy but can also get what he wants done. The  big stick is a weapon which meant the military power of the US.   Allow me to add to this answer by c

What did Theodore Roosevelt mean when he said speak softly and carry a big stick?

Such was Roosevelt's advice for dealing with foreign governments. It means to be nice and listen to them and try to meet their demands, but make it clear that military force i

What was Teddy Roosevelt's policy speak softly and carry a big stick?

Speak softly: inform other nations of how you would like them to behave. Carry a big stick: have an overwhelming military advantage, so that your soft words carry an implied

What is the origin of speak softly but carry a big stick?

In the US this aphorism is most commonly associated with President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt attributed the term to a West African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big s

What does Theodore Roosevelt's saying speak softly and carry a big stick men?

Roosevelt attributed the saying to a West African proverb, but the true origin has been a subject of some dispute. The phrase means to engage in a negotiation peacefully and p

What did Theodore Roosevelt mean when he said ''speak softly and carry a big stick''?

Commenting on the foreign policy popularized by the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt in 1901, with Old African proverb lifted by colonialists while doing slave trading with ot