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theodore teddy roosevelt

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt



Mrs. Pasisis

overarching question
Overarching Question

What did Roosevelt do to earn immortalization at Mount Rushmore? Most people can easily answer why the others figures were chosen. So……………..after studying about the life and work of Theodore Roosevelt, YOU decide why YOU THINK he was placed among such prestigious company (George Washington - the father of our country, Thomas Jefferson - author of the Declaration of Independence, and Abraham Lincoln - the “Great Emancipator” who united the country.

young teddy
Young Teddy
  • Childhood struggles
  • Teddy’s illnesses
teenager teddy
Works hard in his father’s home gym

Overcomes illnesses through the strength of his will

Teenager Teddy
tr the athlete
Harvard years

Sculling and boxing

TR: The Athlete
early adult years
Early Adult Years
  • 1881 – Climbing the Matterhorn
  • Death of mother and wife
  • Retreat to the Badlands
life in the badlands
Life in the Badlands
  • Learned lessons in the Badlands
  • “Took the snob out of me”
  • Love of the open land
  • Shaped future policies
tr s life with edith
TR’s Life with Edith
  • Marriage to Edith
  • Tales of Teddy Roosevelt and his six children (only five in this picture because Quentin is not yet born)
early career
Early Career
  • President of the NYC Board of Police Commissioners
  • Already a “mover and a shaker” and a friend of the common man
rough riders
Roosevelt as part of this volunteer regiment

Victory at San Juan Hill

Medal of Honor

Rough Riders
origin of teddy bear
Origin of “Teddy Bear”
  • The famous bear hunt in 1902
  • Berryman’s political cartoon
early presidential years
Family picture at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay on Long Island, New York

Stories of Roosevelt’s enjoyment of his children

Early Presidential Years
the bully pulpit
How things “ought to be”

A bully pulpit speech in Evanston, Illinois

The Bully Pulpit
roosevelt as conservationist
National Parks, National Forests, game and bird preserves, and other federal reservations

230,000,000 acres

President Theodore Roosevelt at Yosemite in 1903.

Roosevelt as Conservationist
the square deal
The Square Deal
  • A fair shake for all
  • Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
  • Meat Inspection Act of 1906
attack on laissez faire
Attack on Laissez Faire
  • Work to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits"
  • Roosevelt the “Trust Buster”
big stick diplomacy
Big Stick Diplomacy
  • A favorite proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "
  • What do you think this means?
tr saves football
TR Saves Football
  • Meeting of the Big Three
  • American Football Rules Committee was formed
  • Rules to make the game less dangerous
presidential firsts
Presidential Firsts
  • First to invite an African American to a White House dinner
  • First to have Secret Service protection
  • First to win Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards ending the Russo-Japanese War
  • First to take trip outside the United States
more presidential firsts
More Presidential Firsts
  • First to give an open invitation to the press
  • First to be submerged in a submarine, to own a car, to have a telephone in his home, and to be allowed to operate the light switches in the White House
roosevelt loses to wilson
The “Progressive Bull Moose” loses in 1912

Life goes on

Theodore Roosevelt at the wedding of his daughter Ethel to Richard Derby.

Roosevelt Loses to Wilson
an older theodore roosevelt
Agony over the death of Quentin in World War I

"Grandfather" Roosevelt hugs baby granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby, 1918.

An Older Theodore Roosevelt
roosevelt s death
"The old lion is dead."

Photo shows the burial of Theodore Roosevelt, January 1919 in Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, NY.

Roosevelt’s Death
works cited
Works Cited

"Theodore Roosevelt Collection." 1998.

Harvard College Library. 4 Dec 2006

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