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Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.

This quote by President Roosevelt illustrates his most passionate cause as a Progressive -- conservation.

Which of the following led the President to make this statement?


The pollution of America's skies by coal-powered factories.


The construction of the Alaskan oil pipeline.


The sale of The Black Hills Territory to corporate mining interests.


The deforestation of America's woodlands.


The dumping of toxic waste into American rivers.

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