Teddy Roosevelt

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  • Rough Rider at San Juan Hill

    Rough Rider at San Juan Hill
    Roosevelt had resigned as assistant secretary of the Navy at the outbreak of the war to form the regiment and take part in the fighting. Mr. Roosevelt later said that the "charge itself was great fun" and "we had a bully fight." He was nominated for a Medal of Honor though he did not receive it during his lifetime.
  • Assassination of President McKinley New President Rises

    Assassination of President McKinley New President Rises
    President McKinley died from gangrene that had gone undetected in the internal wound after there was an assassination attempt. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was immediately sworn in as president.
  • Coal Strike

    Coal Strike
    The union wanted recognition and a degree of control over the industry. The 150,000 miners wanted their weekly pay envelope. On Friday October 3, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt called a meeting at the temporary White House. A great strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania threatened a coal famine.
  • Elkins Act Passed

    Elkins Act Passed
    The law was passed by the 57th Congress and signed by President Roosevelt. The Act made it a misdemeanour for a carrier to impose preferential rebates, and implicated both the carrier and the recipient of the low price. The effect of the Act was to strengthen the power of the Interstate Commerce Commission to set maximum railroad freight rates.
  • Wins first full term as President

    Wins first full term as President
    Roosevelt's victory made him the first president who ascended to the presidency upon the death of his predecessor to win a full term in his own right.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration. Many people urged Congress to curb abuses of the food agency.
  • Yosemite under Federal Control

    Yosemite under Federal Control
    President Roosevelt signed the American Antiquities Act of 1906 that transferred the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove back under federal protection and control. Thank to Roosevelt's efforts the park had its own agency to protect it.
  • Devils Tower Named National Monument

    Devils Tower Named National Monument
    The name Devil's Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, when his interpreter reportedly misinterpreted a native name to mean "Bad God's Tower."
  • President Roosevelt visits Africa

    President Roosevelt visits Africa
    Theodore Roosevelt declined to run again for the presidency in 1908. After the next presidents inauguration Teddy Roosevelt set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. His decision was based on his desire to leave the political stage to his successor and on his natural need for action.
  • Runs for President, Unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party

    Runs for President, Unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party
    Democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson unseated incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft and Defeated former President Theodore Roosevelt, who ran under the banner of the new Progressive or "Bull Moose" Party.
  • Pelican Island becomes Florida First National Wildlife Refuge

    Pelican Island becomes Florida First National Wildlife Refuge
    Pelican Island was designated as a National Historic Landmark because of its status as the first federal area set aside specifically to protect wildlife.