American Presidents

Read a letter from President Roosevelt

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Did You Know?

• His wife and mother died in the same house, on Feb. 14, 1884. He was so distraught there is no known record of him mentioning his wife's name again.
• He was the first president to win the Nobel Peace Prize; he was awarded it for the Russo-Japanese Treaty.
• In 1903 a stuffed toy bear was given to him which led to the naming of "teddy" bears.
• He led the Rough Riders, which were comprised of football players, eastern polo players and cowboys.


Key Events in the Administration

Theodore Roosevelt
(October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919)

Life Facts

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• First Lady: Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Wife
• Wife's Maiden Name: Edith Carow
• Other Marriages: Alice Hathaway Lee
• Number of Children: 6
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: Harvard University
• Religion: Dutch Reformed
• Profession: Writer, Military
• Military Service: Colonel

Public Service:
• Dates of Presidency: 9/14/1901 - 3/3/1909
• Presidency Number: 26
• Number of Terms: 2
• Why Presidency Ended: End of term
• Party: Republican
• His Vice President(s): None, Charles Fairbanks
• Vice President For: William McKinley (1901-1901)
• Governor of a State: New York (1898-1900)
• State Legislative Service: NY (1882-1884)
• Other Offices: US Civil Service Commission; President of New York Police Board; Assistant Secretary of Navy
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Gravesite: Young's Memorial Cemetery
Home: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Other Sites: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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• Theodore Roosevelt Life Portrait: From Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - Oyster Bay, NY
 Guests included: Edmund Morris, author, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt; Sylvia Jukes Morris, author, Edith Kermit Roosevelt;  and John Gable, executive director, Theodore Roosevelt Association WatchOrder Videotape
• Ann Marie Linnaberry and Molly Quackenbush on Roosevelt's Inauguration Watch

• Edward Renehan, author, The Lion’s Pride Watch 

• Theodore Roosevelt National Park (C-SPAN School Bus tour) Watch
• William Tilchin, author, Theodore Roosevelt and the British Empire Watch

• Betty Boyd Caroli, author, The Roosevelt Women  Watch

• Booknotes with Peter Collier, The Roosevelts: An American Saga   Watch

• Paul Hutton on Roosevelt and his Rough Riders Watch
• Booknotes with Nathan Miller, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life Watch

 • Cooper Graham, director, Library of Congress, on Roosevelt’s political career Watch

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