Theodore Roosevelt And The Environment

Theodore Roosevelt And The Environment

Theodore Roosevelt, environmental activist and conservationist, wasn’t just a president and military leader. He spent many of his years in office making the best use of his presidential power, in order to protect our country’s most valuable asset: the environment. During his time as a child and young man, Teddy witnessed the … Read more

Theodore Roosevelt And Imperialism

Theodore Roosevelt And Imperialism

During his political career, Theodore Roosevelt and imperialism were closely linked. With imperialism as a rather new concept in the U.S., and the need to establish the country as a world power, it’s no surprise that Teddy – renowned for being unabashedly progressive in both political and social arenas – led the … Read more

Theodore Roosevelt And His Family

Theodore Roosevelt And His Family

From birth, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was part of a very wealthy family. By the time he arrived, Theodore Roosevelt’s family had been in the New York area for a couple of centuries. As Dutch colonists, they had arrived in America in the mid-1600s, before the country was settled and organized. Having brought … Read more

Theodore Roosevelt And Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt And Conservation

Throughout his life, Theodore Roosevelt and conservation were never far apart. From his earliest years in the Roosevelt household in New York City, he witnessed firsthand efforts to preserve and study nature. His father – Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt, Sr. – was a wealthy New York philanthropist, whose list of causes included being … Read more

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

When looking for a Theodore Roosevelt quote, be sure to narrow your search to a specific subject or time period. Because there is such a vast number of quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, choosing what source you want to use (i.e. book, newspaper article, or speech) can also help. A list of famous … Read more

Teddy Roosevelt On A Moose

Teddy Roosevelt On A Moose

Teddy Roosevelt, Bull Moose Party founder and proponent, was never afraid of a good fight. Because he had assumed his first presidency after the assassination of William McKinley in 1901, his first actual, elected term as president ended in 1909. Believing that his hand-picked successor (William Howard Taft) was the right man … Read more

Teddy Roosevelt As A Child

Teddy Roosevelt As A Child

Theodore Roosevelt’s childhood was one of contradiction: he was born into a family of privilege, suffered through significant physical ailments, and embarked on a years-long mission of discovery. Unfortunately, the early life of Theodore Roosevelt was filled with illness. As a young boy, he was diagnosed with asthma, which seemed to strike … Read more

Roosevelt Peace Prize

Roosevelt Peace Prize

As the 1906 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Theodore Roosevelt gained the distinction of being the first American ever to win the award. His exhaustive efforts to enable peaceful negotiations – and, eventually, a truce – led the Russians and Japanese to end their conflict in 1905. He did not formally … Read more

The Roosevelt Life

The Roosevelt Life

The life of Theodore Roosevelt was filled with family, books, nature, military, politics, and hard work. From his early childhood in a privileged family, through his two terms as president, to his death at the age of 60, Teddy never held still for very long. Always ready with a toothy grin and … Read more