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The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics.


Elihu Root


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Root also worked with Andrew Carnegie in programs for international peace and the advancement of science. World War
In 1912 as a result of his work to bring nations together through arbitration and cooperation Root received the Nobel Peace Prize. He helped design the Foraker Act of 1900 the Philippine Organic Act (1902) and the Platt Amendment of 1901 which authorized American intervention in Cuba in the future if needed to maintain a stable government.

Elihu Root (February 15 1845 – February 7 1937) was an American lawyer and statesman who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He played a central at the Republican National Convention in 1912 in getting Taft renominated. His role in suppressing a Filipino revolt angered anti-imperialist spokesman at home.

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