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IN DEPTH ANSWER: Political cartoonist Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon showing President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to hurt a helpless black bear cub. The cartoon's caption "Drawing the Line in Mississippi" refers to both President Roosevelt's settlement of a border dispute between Mississippi and Louisiana and to President Roosevelt's hunting incident. This cartoon sparked the imagination of the country and of a shopkeeper in Brooklyn, New York. The shopkeeper, Morris Michtom, asked his wife, Rose, to make two plush stuffed bears for display in his shop's window. The popularity of the plush bears stuffed with excelsior and adorned with black shoe buttons for eyes quickly captivated the nation.

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