Roosevelt: A Singular Life
R. Ford Presidential Museum
exploring Teddy Roosevelt: A Singular Life
to learn about the 26th
president of the United
- Who were
Theodore Roosevelt’s two heroes? __________________ _________________
- What were
three names used to describe Teddy Roosevelt? __________________ __________________
Why do you think
he had each of these nicknames?
- Young TR,
“Teedy,” was sickly as a child. What was one
illness he suffered from? __________________
What advice did
his father give him as a boy?
What did he do
to follow that advice?
4. What was Teddy’s
passion from the time he was young?
“The Light has Gone Out of my
Roosevelt and __________________ were engaged on __________________. She
died four years later, on __________________ ,
two days after the birth of their daughter, __________________ . Who else
died that day? __________________
- Later in
1884, TR, still grieving, left for __________________
A New Life and New Challenges
- In November
1885, Theodore and childhood friend __________________ were engaged.
- The next
ten years were busy ones. Teddy ran for, or was appointed to, numerous
public positions, including _____________________________
, ____________________________ , and _____________________________
“It was my one chance”
McKinley appointed TR _____________________________ .
Why did President McKinley ask his doctor, Leonard Wood, “Have you and Theodore
declared war yet?
war was eventually declared? _____________________________
- Who were
the Rough Riders? _____________________________
Who lead them?
__________________ and __________________
What are they
Laurels for a Hero
- TR returned
a war hero. Soon after he was elected __________________ of __________________ .
- At the
Republican National Convention in 1900, Teddy Roosevelt was the popular
choice for __________________ . What event led
to him becoming the 26th United States president?
_____________________________ . When? _________________ .
The Bully Pulpit
on his presidency, TR said, “I did and caused to be done many things not
previously done by the President …” What does
he cite? ____________________________ , _____________________________ , and _____________________________
Teddy Roosevelt became president, after William McKinley died, there were
many things he wanted to accomplish. What were three things he wanted to
do within the United
things in foreign affairs?
“We Won a Great Triumph”
- After what
event did TR say, “We won a great triumph.”? __________________
did he mean?
what the following accomplished:
- Why did
President Roosevelt win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906?
was Theodore Roosevelt’s salary as president? __________________
- How many
children lived in the White House during TR’s
What did Teddy
have to say about controlling his daughter Alice’s behavior?
Why do you
think he said that?
Back in the Arena
leaving office in 1909, TR went on an African Safari with __________________
and __________________ .
During this trip,
Teddy was able to pursue what lifelong interest? _____________________________
- Why were
people surprised when TR agreed to run for president in 1912 for the __________________
- Who won
the 1912 election, and what party did he belong to? _____________________________
- Where does
the term “Bull Moose” come from?
The Sun Sets
- After his
final foray into politics, TR and son Kermit went on a second journey, this
time to South America. Their goal was to chart a tributary of the Amazon River,
the __________________ .
What else did
they do on this trip? _____________________________
- When Theodore
Roosevelt died on __________________ , his son
Archie sent a cable to the rest of the family saying, _____________________________
What do you think
Archie meant by that?
- What do
you consider to be TR’s most significant contribution
the United States or the