Beginnings Childhood Born Illness Teedie Education Tutors Harvard Athletics
4 years old Theodore Roosevelt in 1862. TR suffered greatly from asthma causing him to be sick frequently.
12 years old At at eleven Theodore visited Paris where this photo was taken in 1870. At first his illness (asthma) kept him from strenuous exercise. Later he would "make his body" and become strong.
18 years oldAbout eighteen years oldTheodore Roosevelt (topleft) with brother Elliott, sisterCorinne and family friendEdith (who would laterbecome his second wife).The look of the eyes and thebrow are the same, but thebody of TR here, around1876, is now much stronger,the product of a home gymhis father had created forhim.
Harvard Now a young man, Theodore Roosevelt began his "classroom" education at Harvard, in Cambridge Massachusetts. His early schooling had been primarily from a governess in individual or small group settings. As a boy Roosevelt had attended school for a short period, but his health prevented normal schooling for much of the time. At Cambridge he would meet some life long friends and colleagues. [Dec 1876]
Yarr Matey!!!!!! TR had become quite athletic by the time he reached Harvard. Here he appears in his sculling outfit. Rowing and boxing were two of the "organized" sports in which TR participated. When skating with friends, Theodore was still out on the ice long after everyone else had quit from cold and fatigue. [circa 1877]
1 Marriage st Marries Alice Hathaway Lee in 1878 Alice Dies on 2/14/1884, giving birth to 1st child, Alice Leaves Alice in care of TR’s sister Flees west
CowboyTeddy(ye hah) Opens ranch in Dakota Badlands Lived hard life of cowboy, posies Captures 3 outlaws at gunpoint Many gunfights Wrote many books about his exploits
2 Marriage ndEdith Kermit Carow Alice, brought backSecretly engaged in into family and raised1885 after falling in by Edithlove 1st child of 2ndTR runs for Mayor of marriage is namedNYC (result?) KermitMarried in London, They have 5 kids1886 NYC Commish
NYC Police Commish People demanded reform Fought against alliances b/t police and criminals Tammany Hall Thomas Nast Fought patronage Asst Sec. Navy
Asst Sec of Navy at Navy War College,still won’t look at the camera
Rough Rider Volunteer Cavalry Unit Crowded Hour Kettle Hill San Juan Hill Press Coverage Results
Congressional medal of honor factors cost him the medal originally, including the fact that, as a volunteer, he was resented by the Army establishment; that he criticized the secretary of war for not bringing troops home quickly from Cuba despite risk of disease there; and that his lobbying for the "I am entitled to the Medal of Honor and I medal was considered want it." unseemly.He gets in 2001, 103 years later
Governor of NY Ran at request of Republican Party Relied on War record and Reform efforts. As Governor opposed Republican platforms. Republican leaders (tom platt) want to get rid of him.
TR the Prez. When President McKinley was shot at the Pan American Exhibition in Buffalo, NY in 1901, TR became the youngest person ever to become President. He was only 42. As President Theodore Roosevelt he continued to be a very visible and traveled leader shown here on a New England tour in 1902.
Bully Pulpit"bully pulpit", a good placefrom which to make astatement to the public aboutthe way things ought to be.All the time he had spentlearning about how peoplelived from the ranchers andsmall farmers in the west,tenement dwellers and shopkeepers in the city, andsoldiers in battle helped himidentify with ordinary citizensfrom all walks of life.
I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. -Theodore Roosevelt
TR National parks As chief executive from 1901 to 1909, he signed legislation establishing five national parks: Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota Sullys Hill, North Dakota; Mesa Verde, Colorado; Platt, Oklahoma
the Antiquities Act of June 8, 1906., the Antiquities Act enabled Roosevelt and his successors to proclaim historic landmarks, as national monuments. Antietam Gettysburg Fort Necessity Little Big Horn Ellis Island Statue of Liberty
Conservationist, John Muir Scottish American naturalist
1912 electionDisgruntled with the“fathead with the brainof a hamster”Bull-Moose partyWilson for the DemsOct 1912 TR shot
River of Doubt (Amazon) In 1914 TR decided to make a lecture trip to South America. Only a small amount of exploring was initially planned. Once in Brazil, however, plans were formed to explore an unmapped river, the River of Doubt which flowed from the interior to the Amazon. Colonel Rondon (right) and Colonel Roosevelt along with Kermit and about 20 others began the journey.
Origin of the amazon The expedition members faced insects, floods, hostile natives and capsizing canoes. Several members of the party were lost including one who went insane and killed another before running off into the jungle. Kermit who had postponed his wedding to join his father on the trip nearly died when he was swept over a falls.
You can’t kill a bull moose Theodore lost 57 pounds during the journey and nearly died from malaria and dysentery. After a major exploration of 1500 miles they had acquired a significant collection for the American Museum of Natural History.
Twilight TR learned of the death of his youngest son Quentin in July of 1918. Quentin, a fighter pilot for the US Army Air Corps in WW1, was shot down behind enemy lines. "Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.
Extinction of the Bull Moose Archie sent a cable to his brothers, "The old lion is dead." Roosevelt died in his sleep in the "Gate Room“ Heart Embolism The last words uttered by Colonel Roosevelt were "Please put out that light, James."
The “Teddy” The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the (NCAA) may confer on an individual. The award is awarded annually to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment. The award, nicknamed "The Teddy," is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, whose concern for the conduct of intercollegiate athletes and athletic programs led to the formation of the NCAA in 1906.
There is no room in this country forhyphenated Americanism. When I refer tohyphenated Americans, I do not refer tonaturalized Americans. Some of the very bestAmericans I have ever known were naturalizedAmericans, Americans born abroad. But ahyphenated American is not an American atall. This is just as true of the man who puts“native” before the hyphen as of the man whoputs German or Irish or English or Frenchbefore the hyphen. Americanism is a matter ofthe spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance mustbe purely to the United States. We mustunsparingly condemn any man who holds anyother allegiance.