Roosevelt was for blacks and appointed a black head

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Roosevelt was for blacks, and appointed a black head of  Charleston customhouse despite white opposition - He closed the Mississippi pos office rather than yielding racist  demands that he dismiss the black postmistress - Booker T. Washington had dinner at the White House - The worst was in 1906 when Roosevelt dismissed a regiment of  blacks because of their rowdy behavior - By 1900 various political individuals were arguing about the  overused land, mining, and timber interests - Groups like the Sierra Club wanted to preserve large open areas - In 1891 the Congress let the president designate lands for  reserves - Nature was appealing to the people and Boy (1910) and Girl  (1912) Scouts were organized - Oppositionists were saying that the reserved land was causing  development to suffer - He was the first professional forester and in 1905 was named  head of US Forest Service - Pinchot wanted to conserve not preserve land, with regulated use  of nation’s forest land - The wilderness advocates worried that although land would be  protected, the industrialists would still ruin the land - Roosevelt was a preservationist, but understood the  conservationist call for development - The act gave the proceeds of public-land sales for water  management in the southwest and set-up Reclamation Service, a 
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