The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book: The extraordinary life of an American icon
Arthur G. Sharp
You probably know bits and pieces about Theodore Roosevelt: He was the President of the United States, led the charge up San Juan Hill, had something to do with the "Bull Moose" party, and is represented on Mt. Rushmore. That's a start. But his accomplishments went far beyond that.
This book expands that list and highlights his most significant contributions to history, including:
- His role in the creation of the Panama Canal
- How he ended the Russo-Japanese War
- His "trust busting," which brought corporations under the control of the people
- The impact of his conservation efforts
- How he built up the navy and established the United States as a world power
A refreshing alternative to the stuffy, overly academic books on the market, this book is the definitive guide for you to learn more about one of the most successful U.S. presidents, scholars, and statesmen in world history.
Long Island, which was destined to become their home. They did not see one another exclusively, partly because she was three years younger than him. Edie was always on his mind, though. Young Theodore painted the name Edith on his rowboat when he was sixteen. Their age difference came into play when he left for college. TR was seventeen years old when he started classes at Harvard. She was fourteen. The age difference was beginning to show. He was in Massachusetts; she was in New York. He was
avoided active military service in an effort to keep peace in the family. Instead, he served as an allotment commissioner for New York, tried to persuade soldiers to send part of their wages to their families, and traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit President Lincoln and lobby Congress for programs to support the Union troops in the field and their families. Martha placed her loyalties with the Confederate States of America out of concern for her brothers, James Bulloch, a Confederate agent
to serve as secretary of the navy. Their blooming friendship set the stage for TR’s army career and subsequent heroics in Cuba. Theodore Roosevelt with General Leonard Wood TR relied heavily on Wood’s military background and organizational skills to form the Rough Riders and prepare them for the Spanish-American War. He said about Wood, “He had every physical, moral, and mental quality which fitted him for a soldier’s life and for the exercise of command.” TR felt that he could learn something
Quentin with honors was a grand measure of respect for TR. He did not have long to appreciate it. TR died six months later, leaving behind a legacy filled with respect. QUIZ 19-1 The French celebrate Bastille Day every July 14th. Why is the day so significant in French history? A. It was the day King Louis XVII was born. B. It is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, which marked the birth of the modern French nation. C. It was the day Marie Antoinette opened the
worked closely in the New York State Assembly with a Democrat named Pete Kelly. He explained how that benefited both men: “We began to vote together and act together, and by the end of the session found that in all practical matters that were up for action we thought together. Indeed, each of us was beginning to change his theories, so that even in theory we were coming closer together.” TR carried his willingness to work with people of all political “isms” into every campaign and position. The