Roosevelt: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Theodore Roosevelt was a man of great
energy, and practiced what he called the
"strenuous life." He enjoyed horseback
riding, swimming, hunting, hiking, and boxing. As
commander of the fearless Rough Riders,
Roosevelt became a national hero during the Spanish-American War in 1898, leading the famous cavalry
regiment against the Spaniards in Cuba. He came
home and won election as Governor of New York.
Two years later, he was elected Vice-President.
What makes Theodore Roosevelt's
life even more remarkable is the fact that this
very energetic adult was a rather puny and sickly
child who fought a variety of childhood ailments.
|October 27, 1858
||Born in New
||Graduated from Harvard University.
||Bought land in Oyster Bay, New York,
on which he built Sagamore
|October 27, 1880
||Married Alice Hathaway Lee.
||Elected to the New York State
Assembly; re-elected in 1882 and 1883.
|February 14, 1884
||Alice Hathaway Roosevelt died;
Theodore's mother died.
cattle ranches on the Little Missouri
River in the Dakota Territory.
||Defeated in bid for Mayor of New York
|December 2, 1886
||Married Edith Kermit Carow.
||Appointed to the U.S. Civil
Service Commission; re-appointed in
||Named president of the Board of
Police Commissioners in New York City.
||Named Assistant Secretary of the
||Led the Rough Riders in the
||Elected Governor of New York.
||Elected Vice-President of the United
|September 14, 1901
upon the death of William McKinley.
||Elected to a full term as President.
||Received the Nobel
Prize for Peace for his role in
mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese
||Hunted big game in Africa.
||Ran for President on the Progressive
|October 14, 1912
||Shot while preparing to give a speech
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
|January 6, 1919
||Died at his home in Oyster Bay, New
Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic
Site was established.
Books By Theodore
The Naval War of 1812
The Winning of the West
Theodore Roosevelt; an
Notes and Trivia
Roosevelt was the first American to receive
the Nobel Prize for Peace. He was also one of
only two U.S. Presidents to be so honored -- the
other being Jimmy Carter.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National
Historic Site www.nps.gov/thrb/
The West www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/roosevelt.htm
Prize for Peace
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