Peshawar Lancers Redux: North America

President Roosevelt had mad progress in rebuilding the country. The new rebuilt New York City was better built and had seen a lot of improvements. Still the city had a population that was a fraction of what the old city had had.. New sewers and watr lines had been set up. The bay had been dredged to allow shipping in. Staten Island was separated from the City. Brooklyn , Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx Now comprised the "City" and it had a population of 150,000. With the weather improving things were looking up.
 
A number of cities which had either been destroyed or abandon by the result of The Fall were coming back to life. Chicago and Detroit were both moving from outpost to small cities. Boston was now a large outpost in the Bay State although it still would be at least a decade before it would be anywhere near where it was before the Fall.
The key way the weather was returning to the more normal pattern rather than the exceptionally long winters.
The Hawaiian and Canadians had partnered together and had turned the old Fort Louisbourg into the center of activity on efforts to begin rebuilding Eastern Canada.
Halifax hax become an outpost and next a small town. As the weather improved it was growing larger.
 
President Roosevelt joined Prime Minister Kamehameha in providing assistance to the Kingdom of Ireland. The Government of Ireland appreciated the American effort which was giving a boast to the Hawaiian effort. The result was Irish Industry would latter be of great help when the British effort to rebuild Britain started.
 
President Roosevelt was being pressured to run for a third term as President. He was very popular and united the National Conservatives and Republicans behind him. The Liberal Party had become the new opposition Party with the collapse of the Democrats. What had finished them had been the corruption after The Fall and the tie to the Mexican Dictator. It had been another 4 years before a new Party had swept in and finally eliminated the remains of the Democrats.. One issue that the Liberals were bringing up was the small foreign aid going to countries like Ireland.
President Roosevelt agreed to run for another term but he got General Leonard Wood to agree to retire as Chief of Staff of the Army and be his Vice President. Then in 4 years he would run for President.
 
President Roosevelt spent the late Spring and summer of 1903 traveling around the country. He met with the people and answered questions. He also checked on projects and
seemed to be everywhere.He intended to campaign hard to insure his re-election and the election of a Congress which wold support his plans.
 
Teddy was looking to see what he could accomplish in his next term as President. He wanted to see the Florida reclamation closer to being finished than it had been.
A lot of the Bridge projects around New York would be done by the time his third term was done. Several of the Giant water projects in the west were under way. His administration had concluded a study of what lands should be kept free of population and that included the area around Yellowstone and Mount St Helen's.
 
Teddy was in a race to accomplish as much as he could before his final term as President was over.With the weather improving he had already seen New York City rebuilt.. It was cleaner and had a lot of improvements. The US Navy was larger and more modern than it had ever been. He had supported legislation that would prevent another disaster from taking place should an earthquake hit the west coast. He had supported legislation to insure that the food supply was free of contamination.
 
The President consulted with experts after some quakes had accoutred on the West coast. Recommendations were to prohibit the building of schools,hospitals and housing right along the coast. Legislation would prohibit that building as had federal legislation near Federal parks or volcanoes.
 
President Roosevelt met with the Canadian Prime Minister and side a trade agreement as well as an agreement to work together to restore transportation links between the two nations as well as power and water projects.
 
As the days ticked by Teddy realized that soon his time in the sun would be over. He met with his Vice President and discussed all of the Policy decisions. He wanted him to be ready to run for President and felt that keeping him in the dark would be a poor move. He met with the Nationalist and Republican Party leaders. The country was in better shape than it had been. Florida was nearing the end of the restoration. Washington,DC was better than it had been but it would never again be the nation's capital.Something had been salvaged and there had been an effort to make things better.
 
The President met with his cabinet to discus the current state of the nation. He wanted to hear how things were in the country. He had read reports and had traveled to different parts of the US. He knew that the railroad system was in better shape than it had ever been. Currently there were more telephones in the country than ever before. In the ten years that he had been President 200 bridges had been built and 20,000 miles of road had been paved. Dams had been built in the west and in the south to control flooding. Work had been done on the Mississippi River to control flooding and to insure save travel on it. The US Population was again growing. Production of steel was again now matching demand.
 
An earthquake hit the San Francisco region in 1906. Massive damage was inflicted on the older parts of the city. President Roosevelt dispatched military personnel to the region especial Army Engineers and Medical personnel. The Governor of California requested Federal aid to help cover the cost. Estimated were that there had been considerable loss of life and damage to property but that new building built under new regulation had survived with limited damage.
 
An earthquake hit the San Francisco region in 1906. Massive damage was inflicted on the older parts of the city. President Roosevelt dispatched military personnel to the region especial Army Engineers and Medical personnel. The Governor of California requested Federal aid to help cover the cost. Estimated were that there had been considerable loss of life and damage to property but that new building built under new regulation had survived with limited damage.
Would the earlier natural disaster possibly have changed the timing and intensity of this earthquake?
 
I have had the great Earthquake of 1906 impact San Francisco in this time line. However, the result of The Fall did bring about changes in building codes. The result was that a lot of changes were made reducing the amount of damage and the destruction do to breaks in water and gal lines. Still it showed that care had to be taken. President Roosevelt was worried that this event could happen again and wanted a report on what could be done to limit damage and loss of life.
 
The President was caught under the pressures of having only so much money that he could spend. There was still federal money being spent on repairing the damage caused by The Fall. To free up any federal money construction of whatever projects were funded would have to be stretched or cancelled. Thus only 27million dollars of federal money was available to aid earthquake releaf for the San Francisco region. Troops and equipment would have to come from the War Deparment.
 
President Roosevelt in 1907 began to prepare his Vice President for the election that was coming in 1908. He wanted him to be ready to take over and they met everyday at lunch to discuss issues and policy matters. Vice President Leonard Woods began to make speeches and gave an interview to the Herald Tribune one of the largest newspapers in the country. He visited San Francisco.
 
The Nationalist party and the Republicans both endorsed Leonard Wood as their nominee for President in the election of 1908. It was the first time that Teddy would not be on the top of the ticket in 12 years. He had promised his children that the third term would be the end and he would retire from active politics. He had already bought an estate in New York. The city that he had set about rebuilding was finally looking fantastic. It was modern and clean.Teddy had bought 6 acres in Queens and had had a house built on it.
He also had a property on Manhattan and on on Staten Island.
He stayed in the Capital to see Leonard sworn in but left shortly aftwards by train for the East and retirement in New York. He expected to travel to Ireland and Great Britain and would visit Europe to see the results of the recovery.
 
The Nationalist party and the Republicans both endorsed Leonard Wood as their nominee for President in the election of 1908. It was the first time that Teddy would not be on the top of the ticket in 12 years. He had promised his children that the third term would be the end and he would retire from active politics. He had already bought an estate in New York. The city that he had set about rebuilding was finally looking fantastic. It was modern and clean.Teddy had bought 6 acres in Queens and had had a house built on it.
He also had a property on Manhattan and on on Staten Island.
He stayed in the Capital to see Leonard sworn in but left shortly aftwards by train for the East and retirement in New York. He expected to travel to Ireland and Great Britain and would visit Europe to see the results of the recovery.
Where does the money for these real estate purchases come from? In OTL, Teddy's money primarily came from his books as a best selling author.
 
The now former President had written a book on the War of 1812 and on the US Navy and he had also written a book on his experience as an officer in the US Army during the conflict with Mexico. He had also made some investments before assuming public office
 
The former President sold the house in Manhattan to pay off bills. While he had made quite a bit of money and had wisely invested it he decided that he didn't need all of those houses. He had a small house in the Nation's capital which he had rented out .
 
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