BC: Theodore Roosevelt | Hall of Fame
FC: Theodore Roosevelt Hall of Fame By: Michael Wujcik
1: Theodore Roosevelt was born onOctober 27, 1858 in New York into one of the old Dutch families which had settled in America in the seventeenth century. | Right: Theodore Roosevelt as child growing up in New York. Below: Theodore as a teenager growing up and becoming a young adult.
2: In 1884, because of ill health and the death of his wife, Roosevelt abandoned his political work. He invested part of the fortune he had inherited from his father in a cattle ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory. In 1886 Roosevelt returned to New York, married again again, and plunged back into politics. | Above: A picture of Theodore's family with is wife and kids. Below: A picture of Theodore's wife.
3: Roosevelt held the vice-presidency for less than a year, before entering the presidency after the assassination of President McKinley on September 14, 1901. In 1904 Roosevelt was elected to a full term as president. | Above: Theodore Roosevelt soon before he became president.
4: When WW1 began Roosevelt strongly supported the allies. He demanded a hasher policy for Germany especially regarding submarine warfare. | Below Right: President Theodore Roosevelt making a speech. Below Left: A picture of Theodore as president.
5: In 1916 he campaigned heavily for Charles Hughes. When the US entered the war in 1917, Roosevelt sought to raise a volunteer infantry division, but Wilson refused.
6: Roosevelt's attacks on Wilson helped the Republicans win control of the congress in the year 1918.
7: Roosevelt was popular enough to seriously contest the 1920 Republican nomination, but his health was broken by lingering malaria. His family and supporters threw their support to his old military companion, General Leonard Wood who was defeated by Taft.
8: William Howard Taft, took office in 1909. Unhappy with Taft's performance, Roosevelt bolted the regular Republican Party in 1912 and accepted the presidential nomination by the Progressive Party. He out-polled Taft, but Woodrow Wilson out-polled each of them. In 1917 Wilson refused his offer to raise and command a division to fight in World War I. | Above: A picture of William Taft as president.
9: Roosevelt was an historian, a biographer, a statesman, a hunter, a naturalist, and an orator. His prodigious literary output includes twenty-six books, over a thousand magazine articles, thousands of speeches and letters. | Below: THeodore Roosevelt riding a horse with the rough riders.
10: In 1919, at the age of sixty, he died in his sleep. Theodore Roosevelt will always be admired and remembered for what he accomplished in life but with a little help from Mt. Rushmore.
11: Theodore Roosevelt Hall of Fame.