Childhood struggles




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What did Roosevelt do to earn immortalization at Mount Rushmore? Most people can easily answer why the others figures were chosen. So……………..after studying about the life and work of Theodore Roosevelt, YOU decide why YOU THINK he was placed among such prestigious company (George Washington - the father of our country, Thomas Jefferson - author of the Declaration of Independence, and Abraham Lincoln - the “Great Emancipator” who united the country.

  • What did Roosevelt do to earn immortalization at Mount Rushmore? Most people can easily answer why the others figures were chosen. So……………..after studying about the life and work of Theodore Roosevelt, YOU decide why YOU THINK he was placed among such prestigious company (George Washington - the father of our country, Thomas Jefferson - author of the Declaration of Independence, and Abraham Lincoln - the “Great Emancipator” who united the country.



Childhood struggles

  • Childhood struggles

  • Teddy’s illnesses



Works hard in his father’s home gym

  • Works hard in his father’s home gym

  • Overcomes illnesses through the strength of his will



Harvard years

  • Harvard years

  • Sculling and boxing



Roosevelt’s “classroom”

  • Roosevelt’s “classroom”

  • education



1881 – Climbing the Matterhorn

  • 1881 – Climbing the Matterhorn

  • Death of mother and wife

  • Retreat to the Badlands



Learned lessons in the Badlands

  • Learned lessons in the Badlands

  • “Took the snob out of me”

  • Love of the open land

  • Shaped future policies



Marriage to Edith

  • Marriage to Edith

  • Tales of Teddy Roosevelt and his six children (only five in this picture because Quentin is not yet born)



  • President of the NYC Board of Police Commissioners

  • Already a “mover and a shaker” and a friend of the common man



Roosevelt as part of this volunteer regiment

  • Roosevelt as part of this volunteer regiment

  • Victory at San Juan Hill

  • Medal of Honor



Roosevelt’s progressive campaign style

  • Roosevelt’s progressive campaign style

  • Powerful speeches



Assassination of McKinley

  • Assassination of McKinley

  • A “visible president”



The famous bear hunt in 1902

  • The famous bear hunt in 1902

  • Berryman’s political cartoon



Family picture at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay on Long Island, New York

  • Family picture at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay on Long Island, New York

  • Stories of Roosevelt’s enjoyment of his children



1903

  • 1903



How things “ought to be”

  • How things “ought to be”

  • A bully pulpit speech in Evanston, Illinois



National Parks, National Forests, game and bird preserves, and other federal reservations

  • National Parks, National Forests, game and bird preserves, and other federal reservations

  • 230,000,000 acres



"Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it."

  • "Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it."



  • Here TR inspects the canal construction in Panama in 1906.



A fair shake for all

  • A fair shake for all

  • Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

  • Meat Inspection Act of 1906



  • Work to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits"

  • Roosevelt the “Trust Buster”



  • A favorite proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "

  • What do you think this means?



  • Meeting of the Big Three

  • American Football Rules Committee was formed

  • Rules to make the game less dangerous



First to invite an African American to a White House dinner

  • First to invite an African American to a White House dinner

  • First to have Secret Service protection

  • First to win Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards ending the Russo-Japanese War

  • First to take trip outside the United States



First to give an open invitation to the press

  • First to give an open invitation to the press

  • First to be submerged in a submarine, to own a car, to have a telephone in his home, and to be allowed to operate the light switches in the White House



Theodore Roosevelt with incoming President William Howard Taft on Taft's inauguration day in 1909

  • Theodore Roosevelt with incoming President William Howard Taft on Taft's inauguration day in 1909





Agony over the death of Quentin in World War I

  • Agony over the death of Quentin in World War I

  • "Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.



"The old lion is dead."

  • "The old lion is dead."

  • Photo shows the burial of Theodore Roosevelt, January 1919 in Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, NY.

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"Theodore Roosevelt Collection." 1998.

  • "Theodore Roosevelt Collection." 1998.

  • Harvard College Library. 4 Dec 2006

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