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Title: Teddy Roosevelt:

Teddy Roosevelt
  • Americas First Modern President

Lesson Objectives
  • Students will be able to discuss some of Teddy
    Roosevelts life before the Presidency
  • Students will understand the social and political
    problems that he faced while in office
  • Students will be able to discuss several of his
    progressive reforms
  • Students will be able to discuss Teddy
    Roosevelts achievements while in office

Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelts Early Political Career1881-1886
  • 1881- Elected to NY State Assembly (2x)
  • 1884- Wife dies in child-birth days after mother
    passes away
  • Flees politics and moves to Dakota Territory to
    raise cattle, but returns when brutal winter of
    86 wipes out herd
  • Returns to New York and politics

TR gained appreciation for the countrys natural
resources while ranching in the Dakota Territories
1898- The US and Spain at War
  • Roosevelt organizes the Rough Riders, a motley
    crew of fighters in Cuba
  • Wins national fame when he leads the Rough Riders
    into battle at San Juan Hill
  • Returns to the US and is elected Governor of New

San Juan Hill
Rough Riders
Teddy Roosevelts Impact on the Nations National
Park System
During his Presidency, Roosevelt
  • Added millions of acres to the National Park
  • Created several new National Parks throughout the
    western U.S.
  • Created new government offices and appointed
    officials for the management of our national

The Great White Fleet
  • For a show of military strength, Roosevelt built
    the Great White Fleet
  • Ships were painted white to symbolize America as
    pure, powerful
  • Cruised the oceans of the world and visited
    several continents
  • Designed to show the U.S. as a military force to
    be reckoned with.

Final Thoughts
  • 1908- End of Roosevelts term of office
  • Handpicked his successor, William H. Taft, but
    came to regret his decision
  • 1912- Runs for office on Progressive ticket,
    fails in bid for re-election.
  • Taft is succeeded by Woodrow Wilson, who led the
    US into World War 1 against the Central Powers
    (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire)
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