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On December 12, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Roosevelt was awarded the prize for his work negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth  ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907


Thus incepting the notorious lineage of the Peace Prize.  Some choice TR wisdoms:

"As a nation, our Indian policy is to be blamed because of the weakness  it displayed, because of its shortsightedness and its occasional leaning  to the policy of the sentimental humanitarians; and we have often  promised what was impossible to perform; but there has been little  willful wrongdoing. Our government almost always tries to act fairly by  the tribes…" —Theodore Roosevelt
"[It] was inevitable, as well as in the highest degree desirable for the  good of humanity at large, that the American people should ultimately  crowd out the Mexicans from their sparsely populated northern provinces." —Theodore Roosevelt
"On the whole, the [expansion of the peoples of white, or European, blood during the past four centuries] has been fraught with lasting benefit to most of the peoples already dwelling in the lands over which the expansion took place." —Theodore Roosevelt

todaysdocument:

On December 12, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Roosevelt was awarded the prize for his work negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

Thus incepting the notorious lineage of the Peace Prize.  Some choice TR wisdoms:

"As a nation, our Indian policy is to be blamed because of the weakness it displayed, because of its shortsightedness and its occasional leaning to the policy of the sentimental humanitarians; and we have often promised what was impossible to perform; but there has been little willful wrongdoing. Our government almost always tries to act fairly by the tribes…" —Theodore Roosevelt

"[It] was inevitable, as well as in the highest degree desirable for the good of humanity at large, that the American people should ultimately crowd out the Mexicans from their sparsely populated northern provinces." —Theodore Roosevelt

"On the whole, the [expansion of the peoples of white, or European, blood during the past four centuries] has been fraught with lasting benefit to most of the peoples already dwelling in the lands over which the expansion took place." —Theodore Roosevelt

(via npr)