Teddy Roosevelt Timeline

  • Birth of Theodore Roosevelt

    Birth of Theodore Roosevelt
    He was born in New York City, to a very wealthy family. His orignal last name is Boone.
  • Return from Spanish-American War

    Return from Spanish-American War
    Roosevelt went into the Spanish-American War as a nobody and came out a rough rider hero. He was one of the toughest fighters, and genuinely cared about Cuba's freedom.
  • McKinley Assassination and Roosevelt becomes president

    McKinley Assassination and Roosevelt becomes president
    President McKinley was shot in 1901 at a rally for his presidency, in which he was 6 months into the tour. Roosevelt was his current VP and they had rushed TD to a special transportation after the assassination, he was soon to go into the White House as President.
  • Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear
    The teddy bear was nicknamed from Theodore Roosevelt, who while hunting came about a bear cub. Teddy refused to shoot the bear but since it was injuried he had it put down. In which the man who made these stuffed bears was with him on this hunting trip and decided to nickname them " Teddy Bears."
  • Energy Crisis

    Energy Crisis
    The energy crisis also known as the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike was when an abundance of workers protested for 6 months on end because of the hours and conditions.
  • Yosemite in Federal Control

    Yosemite in Federal Control
    TR went on a camping trip with John Muir, who was responsible for a majority of the protection on National Parks. They camped on Yosemite National Park land in which this trip persuaded TR to return it back into Federal Control. Doing this now put the park in federal protection and could not be abused or changed
  • Elkin's Act

    Elkin's Act
    The Elkin's Act was passed which was sponsored by Roosevelt, it supported his "Square Deal." It was used to impose on railroads that had rebates. It was in cahoots with the ICA, in which these acts caused railroads to not give rebates.
  • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

    Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
    Pelican Island was the first National Wildlife Refuge, it was created to protect the birds from getting hunted in that area. Roosevelt picked this area because the birds were become extinct at that time.
  • Successful First Term

    Successful First Term
    Roosevelt won his first term after serving the rest of McKinley's term. He campaigned a lot and improved many things before ever rightfully becoming president. He finally got what he had worked so hard to get.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    This act had became about because of the book "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair, which raised a lot of chaos in the country. There was a law put in place to regulate and watch all distribution and handle of all food and drug related facilities.
  • Devil's Tower

    Devil's Tower
    Devil's Tower was a national monument in Wyoming. It was one of the first national monuments, it has an abundance of names like Bear's Lodge, Tree Rock and Bear's Lair. It is located within the Black Mountains.
  • Safari to Africa after Presidency

    Safari to Africa after Presidency
    Theodore Roosevelt went to Africa for hunting after he decided not to run again and when Taft got inaugurated into office. Roosevelt and his soon went on this hunt together. They killed up to 512 beast and 11 elephants and other animals.
  • Unsuccessful Bull Moose Party

    Unsuccessful Bull Moose Party
    President Roosevelt decided to run again because he thought that Taft was going to continue with his progressive movements in which he did not. So TR went off and started his own party in which he lost in the race, also did Taft.