Theodore Roosevelt

  • Theodore Roosevelt is Born

    HE was born on October 27 in 28 East 20th Street, New York, NY to Theodore Sr. and Martha ("Mittie") Bulloch Roosevelt. He was the second child of four (sister Anna "Bamie" born 1855)
  • Returns from the Spanish American War a hero

    The Battle of San Juan Heights was fought on July 1, which Roosevelt called "the great day of my life." He led a series of charges up Kettle Hill and San Juan Heights on his horse, Texas, while the Rough Riders followed on foot. He was a great leader .Leading his troops to victory !!!!
  • Named presidnt when McKinley is assassinated

    President William McKinley is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest.killing him leaving the presidency to Teddy .
  • Encounter Bear Cub While Hunting

    It all started with a hunting trip President Roosevelt took in 1902 in Mississippi at the invitation of Mississippi Governor, Andrew H. Longino. After three days of hunting, other members of the party had spotted bears, but not Roosevelt. Teddy didn't shoot it so that how he got his nickname . Teddy Roosevelt .
  • Emergy Crisis

    On Friday, October 3, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt called a precedent-shattering meeting at the temporary White House at 22 Lafayette Place, Washington, D.C. A great strike in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania threatened a coal famine. The President feared "untold misery with the certainty of riots which might develop into social war.
  • Elkins Act Passed

    The Elkins Act is a 1903 United States federal law that amended the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.The law was sponsored by President Theodore Roosevelt as a part of his "Square Deal" domestic program, and greatly boosted his popularity.
  • Pelican island, Florida named first National Wildlife Refuge

    Established by an 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 a president

    Roosevelt easily defeated Parker, sweeping every region in the nation except the South. In doing so he became the first incumbent President to win election to a term in his own right after having ascended to the Presidency from the Vice-Presidency upon the death of his predecessor. Since then, Presidents Coolidge 1924, Truman (1948), and Johnson 1964 have done so as well.
  • Yosemite under federal control

    focus of conversation was not only the need for forest preservation but also his concern that the California State Grant of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, surrounded in 1892 by Yosemite National Park. Roosevelt agreed that two controls made for "triple troubles." Eventually, their discussion prompted the Presidential signature on the Yosemite Recession Bill in June, 1906.
  • Passage of pure food and drug act

    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was the first of a series of significant consumer protection laws enacted by Congress in the 20th century and led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. Its main purpose was to ban foreign and interstate traffic in adulterated or mislabeled food and drug products, and it directed the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry to inspect products and refer offenders to prosecutors.
  • Devi's Tower, Wyoming, Named First National Monument

    The first white settlers and explorers offer us another perspective - how this land was viewed and used during the late 1800s. The Tower and surrounding area received early protection at the behest of Wyoming's first residents and political representatives. It was used as a summer gathering place for locals, drawn to the massive rock just as humans were from antiquity.
  • Leaves presidency, visits Africa

    instead of running for president teddy Immediately following Taft's inauguration in 1909, T.R. 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 Bill Moose Party

    Wilson captured 41.9 percent of the vote to Roosevelt's 27.4 percent and Taft's 23.1 percent. Socialist Party candidate Eugene Debs won 6 percent of the vote. Despite the divided popular vote, Wilson compiled 435 electoral votes compared to Roosevelt's 88 and Taft's 8. Roosevelt won in six state .