The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book: The extraordinary life of an American icon
Arthur G. Sharp
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
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.
Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (“Thee”) and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt (“Mittie”). By the time he arrived on October 27, 1858, in the family’s New York City brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, his older sister, Anna, was almost four years old. Anna, born on January 18, 1855, was destined to play a significant role in TR’s life. Anna and TR had two major things in common. Like him, she had to overcome serious health problems. And they were both full of seemingly boundless energy despite their ailments.
really did not address the core issues. In the pact signed on November 3, 1908, the United States and Japan pledged to maintain the status quo in the Far East, recognize China’s independence and territorial integrity, support an “open door” policy in China, and consult one another if further crises erupted in the Far East. The mutual “hands-off” agreement was a temporary fix, but the clamor for and fear of war between the two countries abated after Root and Takahira arrived at their accord.
should not permit within its limits factories to make bird skins or bird feathers into articles of ornament or wearing apparel. Ordinary birds, and especially song birds, should be rigidly protected. Game birds should never be shot to a greater extent than will offset the natural rate of increase. TR learned from the creation of the PIP that when government officials and members of the public worked together they could accomplish significant milestones in the area of conservation despite heavy
bit of controversy. He relished the chance to get the institute and the academy more recognition. It was a bit of a surprise that his last controversy as president would arise from such an innocuous attempt to gain recognition for a literary organization. The “Immortals” In January 1909, as TR was leaving office, his friend, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, an historian in his own right, introduced a bill to incorporate the National Academy of Arts and Letters and the National
graft and corruption and protecting the weaker elements of society. Later, he became more serious about helping those who needed help. The ideas he formed about seeking social justice came largely from his father. He simply carried them out on a much larger stage when the opportunity arose. Nathan Miller described TR’s father in his book, Theodore Roosevelt, A Life, as “either founder or early supporter of almost every humanitarian endeavor in [New York] city.” He added, “In extending a hand to