Following the long-standing tradition of United States President's proclaiming the date of Thanksgiving, Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed November 29, 1906 to be a day of thanksgiving and supplication.
Theodore Roosevelt described his thoughts and feelings about negotiating the conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War in a letter to his daughter, Alice.
Theodore Roosevelt's first term as president was thrust upon him in contrast to his second term, which he sought. As the 1904 election was his first as a presidential candidate, one can imagine the trepidation with which he looked forward to Election Day.
Theodore Roosevelt described a trip to the family cabin in Virginia in a letter to his son Kermit. On this trip, TR and his wife, Edith, were completely alone as they had not been in quite a while.