Theodore Roosevelt

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In History
  • Battle of San Juan Hill

    Battle of San Juan Hill
    The Cavalry Division’s two brigades, led by the 1st Volunteer Cavalry under Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, had charged and captured Kettle Hill, "though suffering heavy casualties." Roosevelt himself was exposed to enemy fire. "We had a bully fight," gloated the future U.S. president, whose political career was greatly aided by his leadership that day.
  • Roosevelt's Presidency after McKinley Assassination

    Roosevelt's Presidency after McKinley Assassination
    After President McKinley was shot on September 4th, he shortly passed away on September 14th leaving President Roosevelt to be inaugurated from his first term. Being vice president for William McKinley, Roosevelt had to immediately swarmed in.
  • Coal Strike

    Coal Strike
    The Coal Strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania. On October 23, 1902, the miners returned to work after both sides agreed to settle the strike. Ultimately, the miners won a ten percent increase in pay and a nine-hour workday.
  • Passing of the Elkins Act

    Passing of the Elkins Act
    The Elkins Act was passed in 1903. The 57th Congress passed the Act and President Roosevelt signed it on February 12th. The Act made, is a misdemeanor for a carrier to impose preferential rebates.
  • Pelican Island, Florida named first national wildlife refuge

    Pelican Island, Florida named first national wildlife refuge
    President Theodore Roosevelt established Pelican Island as the first federal bird reservation giving birth to the National Wildlife Refuge System. By the end of his presidency, Roosevelt had named 9 more reservations in Florida, a total of 55 bird reservations and national game preserves the forerunner to the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • Wins first full term as President

    Wins first full term as President
    In the 1904 election, Theodore Roosevelt defeated the democratic nominee Alton B. Parker. Winning the election made him the first ever president who ascended to the presidency upon the death of his predecessor to win a full term in his own rights
  • Yosemite under Federal control

    Yosemite under Federal control
    Theodore signed the American Antiquities Act of 1906 that transferred the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove back under federal protection and control. The Antiquities Act enabled President Roosevelt and succeeding Presidents to proclaim historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures
  • Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act

     Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act was a main part of Progressive Era legislation, this was signed by president Theodore Roosevelt. The Act for the first time "regulated food and drugs that moved in interstate commerce and forbade the manufacture, sale or transportation of poisonous patent medicines"
  • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, named first national monument

    Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, named first national monument
    The Devil's Tower was the first established national monument. The Devil's Tower was established in 1906 by former president Theodore Roosevelt. Devil's Tower is located in Crook County, Wyoming.
  • Leaves Presidency, visits Africa

    Leaves Presidency, visits Africa
    In 1908 Roosevelt declines to run for presidency again. In April 1909 Roosevelt sent out to Africa with his son Kermit to collect specimens for the Smithsonian Institution and hunt big game. The expedition collected 1,100 specimen, as well as 550 big game.
  • Runs for Presidency, unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party

    Runs for Presidency, unsuccessfully for Bull-Moose Party
    In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran for President for the Bull-Moose Party. During the election he ran against Woodrow Wilson and William Taft. Unsuccessfully Theodore Roosevelt fell in the election to the winner of the presidency, Woodrow Wilson.