ON AUGUST 31, 1910, COLONEL Roosevelt (as the ex-president, proud of his "crowded hour" on San Juan Hill, preferred to be known) climbed onto a kitchen table in a grove near Osawatomie, Kansas
, and delivered the most radical speech of his life.
She was born in Osawatomie, Kansas
to Louis Pinkney Moree and Mary Myrtle Cooper Moree (both of Lowry City, MO) and moved to Ottawa, Kansas shortly thereafter.
In 1909 a 40-year-old journalist and philosophical gadfly named Herbert Croly published a book entitled The Promise of American Life, which championed a strong central government--preferably headed by a charismatic president--to stand along with big labor as a bulwark against capitalism and "extreme individualism" The book caught the eye of charismatic former president Theodore Roosevelt, who expropriated Croly's call for a "new nationalism" in a famous 1910 speech in Osawatomie, Kansas
, in which he laid out the philosophy behind what would become his "Bull Moose" run for the White House in 1912.
In a strident speech in Osawatomie, Kansas
, President Barack Obama attacked the 'breath-taking greed of a few', and '"You're on your own" economics' (Obama, 2011).
In early December, Obama flew to Osawatomie, Kansas
Building on themes he sounded a few months ago in Osawatomie, Kansas
, the president argued against, as he put it, ''settl(ing) for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by.
The December 2011 edition of "School Days," the Department's monthly video journal, features President Obama's Osawatomie, Kansas
, speech emphasizing the importance of education for middle-class prosperity, a celebration of the teaching profession at the White House, and recent grants for education reform.
President Obama started off his speech in Osawatomie, Kansas
, on December 6 with a few nods to some traditional American values and free-market economics.
This is a make or break moment for the middle class," Obama told a cheering crowd in a high school gymnasium in Osawatomie, Kansas
Dr Stephen Feinstein, superintendent of the State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas
where Lonny was treated, said: "It is an extraordinary story.
So fanatical was he in his attitude toward slavery that when he moved with his five sons to Osawatomie, Kansas
, and discovered that some of his neighbors took the Southern point of view, he murdered five of them--taking the view that he was an instrument of God.
Barack Obama's domestic-policy speech in Osawatomie, Kansas
, has certainly made waves.