Theodore Roosevelt was
born in New York City
on October 27, 1858.
This is a reconstruction of
the four-story, brownstone
townhouse where Theodore
Roosevelt was born and spent
the first 14 years of his life.
As a young boy, "Teedie"
was sickly and suffered
from asthma. He had to
sleep propped up in a chair
or bed. He was unable to
go to school.
Despite his illnesses, he was active
and mischievous. He was
extremely interested in animals
and along with his cousins,
developed the "Roosevelt Museum
of Natural History".
Summer of 1876
Roosevelt top left.
Brother Elliott, sister
Corinne, and future wife
Edith Kermit Carow,
Fall of 1876
Roosevelt entered as
a freshman at
He graduated in 1880.
1880 - 1901
• Publishes his first book
• First marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee
• Roosevelt becomes a New York Assemblyman
• Becomes a rancher in the Badlands of the Dakota
• Runs for New York City Mayor
• Marries his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit
• Becomes New York City police commissioner
• Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy by
President William McKinley
• Served as a Colonel in the 1st United States
Volunteer Cavalry known as the "Rough Riders"
• Elected governor of New York
• Vice President of the United States
Roosevelt spent time
in the Dakota
Territory as a
cowboy and a
Roosevelt served as a Colonel in
the 1st United States Volunteer
Cavalry known as the "Rough
Roosevelt and his Family
From left: Quentin, TR, Ted, Archie, Alice,
Kermit, his wife Edith, and Ethel.
Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the
United States in September 1901 at the age of 42.
Theodore Roosevelt was the
first president to be a
conservationist. During his
• created the first national bird
• co-founded the American
• established the United States
• set aside 42 million acres of
national forests, 53 national
wildlife refuges and 18 areas
of "special interest", including
the Grand Canyon
development as much as
it does protection ...
- Theodore Roosevelt
" New Nationalism"
August 31, 1910.
Crater Lake National Park
Wind Cave National Park
Platt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his work
in the negotiations that led to the end
of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. He
was the first American win a Nobel
Roosevelt's legacy includes
several other important
commemorations Roosevelt was
included at the Mount
Rushmore Memorial. The Navy
named two ships for Roosevelt:
the USS Theodore Roosevelt
and the USS Theodore
Roosevelt , an aircraft carrier
that has been on active duty in
the Atlantic Fleet since 1986.