Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt

  1. 1. Theodore Roosevelt
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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".
  4. 4. Summer of 1876 Roosevelt top left. Brother Elliott, sister Corinne, and future wife Edith Kermit Carow, lower left. Fall of 1876 Roosevelt entered as a freshman at Harvard University. He graduated in 1880.
  5. 5. 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 Territory • Runs for New York City Mayor • Marries his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit Carow • 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
  6. 6. Roosevelt spent time in the Dakota Territory as a cowboy and a rancher.
  7. 7. Roosevelt served as a Colonel in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry known as the "Rough Riders"
  8. 8. Roosevelt and his Family From left: Quentin, TR, Ted, Archie, Alice, Kermit, his wife Edith, and Ethel.
  9. 9. Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States in September 1901 at the age of 42.
  10. 10. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to be a conservationist. During his presidency he: • created the first national bird preserve • co-founded the American Bison Society • established the United States Forest Service • set aside 42 million acres of national forests, 53 national wildlife refuges and 18 areas of "special interest", including the Grand Canyon
  11. 11. "Conservation means development as much as it does protection ... - Theodore Roosevelt " New Nationalism" speech, Osawatomic, Kansas, August 31, 1910.
  12. 12. Crater Lake National Park Oregon Wind Cave National Park South Dakota Platt National Park Oklahoma
  13. 13. Mesa Verde National Park Colorado
  14. 14. Grand Canyon National Park Arizona
  15. 15. 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 Prize.
  16. 16. 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. .

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