Theodore Roosevelt Timeline

  • Teodore Roosevelt is born

    Teodore Roosevelt is born
    Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City to a wealthy family. Roosevelt was home-schooled and then attended Harvard University, graduating in 1880.
  • President Wiliam McKinley is shot

    President Wiliam McKinley is shot
    On this day in 1901, 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. The president rose slightly on his toes before collapsing forward, saying “be careful how you tell my wife.”
  • Energy Crisis- The coal strike

    Energy Crisis- The coal strike
    Coal was a mjor aspect of life.Restless miners demanded more pay and shorter hours, while the mine operators complained that profits were low, and that the union destroyed discipline. When the owners refused to negotiate with the union, miners appealed to President Roosevelt to call a special session of Congress.
  • Elkins Act

    Elkins Act
    United States federal law that amended the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. The Act authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • Pelican Island

    Pelican Island
    Theodore Roosevelt established Pelican Island in the Indian River Lagoon as the first federal bird reservation giving birth to the National Wildlife Refuge System. Audubon hired Paul Kroegel as the first warden of Pelican Island. By the end of his presidency, Roosevelt named 9 more reservations in Florida and a total of 55 bird reservations and national game preserves, the forerunner to the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park
    Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. Roosevelt visited Muir in Yosemite. Guided into the Yosemite wilderness by naturalist John Muir, the president went on a three-day wilderness trip that started at the Mariposa Grove, and included Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, and Yosemite Valley among other points of interest in Yosemite National Park.
  • Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act

    Passage of Pure Food And Drug Act
    United States federal law that provided federal inspection of meat products and forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines.
  • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

    Devil’s Tower, Wyoming
    Devils Tower National Monument. Devils Tower National Monument, which looms more than 1,200 feet above Wyoming's eastern plains and the Belle Fourche River, is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder.
  • Smithsonian- Visits Africa

    Smithsonian- Visits Africa
    An expedition to Africa led by Theodore Roosevelt and outfitted by the Smithsonian Institution.[1] Its purpose was to collect specimens for the Smithsonian's new Natural History museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The expedition collected around 11,400 animal specimens which took Smithsonian naturalists eight years to catalog.
  • Teddy Roosevelt nominated as Bull Moose candidate

    Teddy Roosevelt nominated as Bull Moose candidate
    heodore Roosevelt, the former U.S. president, 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. Roosevelt, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
  • Return from the Spanish War

    Return from the Spanish War
    After resigning his post in May 1898, Roosevelt joined Colonel Leonard Wood's First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, soon to become known as the Rough Riders. After Wood's promotion, Roosevelt took command of the group. His uncanny flair for publicity coupled with his own writings of the affair made him the most celebrated participant of the Spanish-American War except for Admiral Dewey himself.
  • Wins first full term as President

    Wins first full term as President
    Theodore Roosevelt had succeeded to the presidency in 1901 following the assassination of William McKinley. In 1904, he won election to the presidency in his own right; the first president to do so after the untimely death of his predecessor.