Theodore Roosevelt

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Full Name: Theodore Roosevelt
Nationality: American

Profession: 26th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President, Governor of New York

Presidential Term: 14th September, 1901 - 4th March, 1909
Preceded By: William McKinley
Succeeded By: William Howard Taft

Why Famous: The only President of the United States to be awarded America's highest military award (the Medal of Honor) and the only person in history to receive both his nation's award military courage and the world's foremost prize for peace. But he's probably better known for refusing to shoot a bear, inspiring the creation of 'teddy bear' children's toys.

Born: October 27, 1858
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Died: January 6, 1919 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Coronary thrombosis

Married Life

  • 1880-10-27 Theodore Roosevelt, later 26th US President marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday
  • 1886-12-02 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

Historical Events in the Life of Theodore Roosevelt

  • 1898-07-01 Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
  • 1900-06-19 Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1900-11-06 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan
  • 1901-09-02 Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick"
  • 1901-09-14 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
  • 1901-10-12 Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion" as "The White House"
  • 1902-05-12 Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Theodore Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine
  • 1902-05-22 US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
  • 1902-07-04 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
  • 1902-08-22 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
  • 1902-10-13 US President Theodore Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration
  • 1902-12-13 British and German ships begin to bombard the Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with an ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate
  • 1903-01-02 US President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
  • 1903-02-11 US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to 'expedite' anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Theodore Roosevelt's "trust busting" campaign
  • 1903-03-22 US Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, submits its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an 'open shop'
  • 1903-05-14 President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
  • 1904-02-29 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus
  • 1904-06-21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'
  • 1904-07-06 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-11-08 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)
  • 1904-12-06 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)
  • 1905-01-20 US begins supervising the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing President Theodore Roosevelt's "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine
  • 1905-06-08 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services
  • 1905-08-05 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York
  • 1905-09-05 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator
  • 1906-04-14 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
  • 1906-11-09 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)
  • 1906-11-14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • 1906-12-10 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1906-12-11 US President Theodore Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • 1907-01-01 US President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
  • 1907-10-01 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis
  • 1907-12-16 As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Theodore Roosevelt sends the US Battle Fleet on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally
  • 1908-06-16 The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Theodore Roosevelt picks William Howard Taft as his successor
  • 1910-04-29 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
  • 1910-08-31 Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'
  • 1912-06-18 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')
  • 1912-08-07 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for US President
  • 1915-10-12 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves with dual nationalities
  • 1916-06-07 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

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