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Column: A Republican to remember
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In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower’s Federal highway program, President Theodore Roosevelt (1858 -1919) created the U.S. Forest Service, took our navy from fifth place to second, and was the first to sound the alarm about corporate takeover of the government. He was the force behind the Panama Canal, the largest engineering project in history. He passed The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and The Pure Food and Drug Act.