Teddy Roosevelt Timeline

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  • Rough Rider at San Juan Hill

    Rough Rider at San Juan Hill
    Included among the U.S. ground troops were the Theodore Roosevelt-led “Rough Riders,” a collection of Western cowboys and Eastern blue blood officially known as the First U.S. Voluntary Cavalry.
  • Named President when McKinley is assassinated

    Named President when McKinley is assassinated
    After President Mckinley is assassinated, Roosevelt is named the President-Elect. He would later go on to win the Presidency
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    Coal strike of 1902

    The Coal strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania. Miners striked for higher wages, shorter workdays, and the recognition of their union. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to major American cities.
  • Elkins Act passed

    Elkins Act passed
    The Elkins Act is a 1903 United States federal law that amended the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. The Act authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • Pelican Island, Florida named first national wildlife refuge

    Pelican Island, Florida named first national wildlife refuge
    Established by the executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903, Pelican Island was the first National wildlife refuge in the United States. It was created to protect egrets and other birds from extinction through plume hunting.
  • Wins first full term as President

    Wins first full term as President
    The 1904 United States presidential election was the 30th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1904. Incumbent Republican President Theodore Roosevelt defeated the Democratic nominee, Alton B.
  • Yosemite under Federal Control

    Yosemite under Federal Control
    He signed the American Antiquities Act of 1906 that transferred the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove back under federal protection and control. A decade later, when the National Park Service formed in 1916, Yosemite had its own agency to protect it, thanks to Roosevelt’s efforts.
  • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, named first national monument

    Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, named first national monument
    Devils Tower was the first United States national monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act

    Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act
    The law provided improved medical care for people sickened by unsafe food. The law required that food be inspected by the government to ensure its safety. The law prohibited the sale of all unpreserved meats due to safety concerns and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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    Leaves presidency, visits Africa

    In June of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt returns from a lengthy expedition to Africa. A popular topic in the press, readers were fascinated both by former President Roosevelt as well as his destination. After his return, Roosevelt published a book titled "African Game Trails," which gathered together the monthly articles he wrote for "Scribner's Magazine" describing the trip.
  • Runs for presidency, unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party

    Runs for presidency, unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party
    Theodore Roosevelt is nominated for the presidency by the Progressive Party, a group of Republicans dissatisfied with the renomination of President William Howard Taft. Also known as the Bull Moose Party, the Progressive platform called for the direct election of U.S. senators, woman suffrage, reduction of the tariff, and many social reforms.