HOW TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S BELIEF IN A RACIAL HIERARCHY SHAPED HIS POLICIES. (K)nown for his boundless energy and brash, adventurous spirit, (he) possessed one of the biggest personalities of any American president. He also believed firmly in the existence of a racial hierarchy, which shaped his attitudes on race relations, land rights, American imperialism and the emerging—and disturbing—science of eugenics.

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