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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 President exclaimed Walk softly but carry a big stick?

  What Theodore Roosevelt said was not "walk softly but carry a big stick" as is often mis-quoted. He gave his famous quote during a speech in 1903:   There is a homely

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

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What president summed up his policy by saying Speak softly and carry a big stick?

Theodore Roosevelt originated this phrase as a description of his foreign policy when he was President of the United States. Roosevelt attributed the proverb to West Africa,

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 backed up Theodore Roosevelt's Speak Softly and carry a big stick?

Theodore Roosevelt didn't exactly speak softly, but "Speak softly and carry a big stick" means if you mind your own business but radiate power, or look somewhat threatening, p

What does walk softly and carry a big stick mean?

'Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick' are the famous words that  accompany President Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick ideology for  foreign policy. The concept includes negotiat