- What had the Commission found about country life in comparison to earlier time periods?
- What did President Theodore Roosevelt think of farmers and country life? Provide evidence from the text.
- What problems did Roosevelt identify about country life? Identify at least three.
- Roosevelt stated, "One of the chief difficulties is the failure of country life, as it exists at present, to satisfy the higher social and intellectual aspirations of country people." What is Roosevelt implying about farm people in this quote? Which of the images in this text set might support that position? Explain your reasoning using evidence.
"Special Message from the President of the United States Transmitting the Report of the Country Life Commission," Report of the Country Life Commission, pp. 3-9, 1909. Courtesy of the Farm Credit Administration