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LTW Outline for Theodore Roosevelt

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I.  Introduction

A. (Exordium) “We must dare to be great! And we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage,” quoted by Theodore Roosevelt

B. (Naratio)

1. (Setting 1)

     a. (Who) Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge

b. (Where) The election for Vice President

c. (When) 1899

d. (Action) Henry begged Theodore to run for Vice President

2. (Setting 2)

a. (Who) McKinley, Hanna, and Roosevelt

b. (Where) The election for Vice President

c. (When) 1900

d. (Action) McKinley and Hanna told Roosevelt he was not being considered for Vice President

C. Division

1. (Agreement) Theodore Roosevelt was wanted by the people to be the vice president

2. (Disagreement)

a. (Thesis) Roosevelt should have been vice president

b. (Counter-thesis) Roosevelt should not have been vice president

3. Distribution

a. (Thesis) Roosevelt should have been vice president

b. (Enumeration) for three reasons

c. (Exposition)

1. (Proof 1) He would help McKinley win the election

2. (Proof 2) He was popular in the west

3. (Proof 3) He wanted to accomplish something for his country

II.  Proofs

A. (Proof 1) He helped McKinley win the election

1. He was from New York, a state that wasn’t voting republican

2. The people would rather Roosevelt than Brian

3. If McKinley were to die or get impeached Roosevelt was who the people wanted to be president

B. (Proof 2) He was popular in the west

1. He lead the Rough Riders, the first U.S. volunteer cavalry

2. He helped McKinley win the biggest victory since 1872

3. The candidates voted ‘Draft R’

C. (Proof 3) He wanted to accomplish something for his country

1. He claimed that ‘I do not like to be a figure head’

2. He wanted to help his country become great

3. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.”

III. Refutation

A. (Counter-thesis) Roosevelt should not have been vice president

B. (Counter-proof) He thought he could do more as Governor

1. He was still young and wanted to protect his country and Roosevelt likes to work

2. This is inadequate because the people wanted him to be vice president

C. (Counter-proof) He liked to work

1. He didn’t believe the position as vice president did enough and he said “The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

2.  This is inadequate because he wasn’t just the vice president he became the president and did much for his country.

VI.  Conclusion

A. (Thesis) Roosevelt should have been vice president

B. (Summery of proof)

1. He helped McKinley win the election

2. He was popular in the west

3. He wanted to accomplish something for his country

C. (Amplification)

1. This matters to the people of the United States

2. Because they wouldn’t have the respectable, courageous, and zealous 16th president we remember today.

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