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Theodore Roosevelt


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Theodore Roosevelt

  1. 1. THEODORE ROOSEVELT 26 th president Republican 1901-1908 “ A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
  2. 2. From sad beginnings to a new life
  3. 3. “ that damned cowboy is president now.”
  4. 4. Bully Pulpit
  5. 5. Square Deal
  6. 6. Conservation
  7. 7. Consumer Concerns
  8. 8. Corporations <ul><li>Trust Buster </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coal Strike
  10. 10. 1 st “Progressive” President save the country from trusts from above and socialism from below
  11. 11. Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick!
  12. 12. Nobel Peace Prize Winner <ul><li>Treaty of Portsmouth </li></ul>
  13. 13. Roosevelt Corollary
  14. 14. Panama Canal
  15. 15. Philippe Bunau-Varilla <ul><li>USS OREGON </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where to build??? Hay-Pauncefote treaty Hay-Buneu-Varilla treaty
  17. 17. We stole it fair and square! <ul><li>How it works </li></ul>
  18. 18. 1904 election
  19. 19. Panic of 1907 <ul><li>The perfect storm! </li></ul><ul><li>Copper market </li></ul><ul><li>SF earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>War costs </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gentleman’s Agreement
  21. 21. Great White Fleet
  22. 22. I’m out! <ul><li>Only 50 and </li></ul><ul><li>now retired! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Dined with Booker T Washington in the White House
  24. 24. Interesting facts <ul><li>Teddy Bear </li></ul><ul><li>“ good to the last drop” </li></ul><ul><li>Blind in left eye! </li></ul><ul><li>Kids in the White House </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln penny-1909 </li></ul><ul><li>First president to ride in a car, </li></ul><ul><li>fly in a plane, diving in a submarine, </li></ul><ul><li>travel outside of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>while president </li></ul>
  25. 25. More… <ul><li>“ nuthing escapes Mr. Rucevelt. No subject is tu hi fr him to takl, no tu lo for him tu notis.” – wants to create simplified spelling! </li></ul>
  26. 26. 1910 speech <ul><li>It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Other events
  28. 28. Princess Alice <ul><li>The other Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Monument </li></ul>
  29. 29. My father always wanted the bride at every wedding, the baby at every christening, and the corpse at every funeral.
  30. 30. &quot;The old lion is dead.&quot; 1/6/1919 <ul><li>He was 61 years old </li></ul><ul><li>1912 assassination attempt </li></ul><ul><li>Caught fever in Brazil from leg wound, 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Youngest son, Quentin </li></ul><ul><li>WWI pilot died in July </li></ul>