Latest Articles Index

Browse our latest articles regarding the people, places and events of Theodore Roosevelt's era and beyond. These articles have been written or reviewed by historians to ensure their accuracy.

Wood, Leonard

Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was a physician by training, a career military officer, and a friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s.

Railroads

Railroads played a crucial role in the Progressive Era as providers of transportation and targets of regulation. Though critical of railroad monopolies, Theodore Roosevelt respected railroad employees. 

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was Theodore Roosevelt’s niece. Her father was Theodore Roosevelt’s younger brother Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt.

The Treaty of Portsmouth

The Treaty of Portsmouth, signed on September 5, 1905, officially concluded the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for the role he played in the negotiations that ended the conflict. 

 

American Historical Association

Theodore Roosevelt served as president of the American Historical Association (AHA) in 1912. The organization was founded in 1884 at a time when the discipline of history was still very new.

Wister, Owen

Owen Wister (July 14, 1860-July 21, 1938) was a lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s and a novelist best known for his writings about the American West.

Peabody, Endicott

Endicott “Cotty” Peabody (1857-1944) was a life-long friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s. The two met while they were in college, and Peabody—with Roosevelt’s backing—would go on to found Groton School in 1884 and serve, for 56 years, as its first headmaster.

Bell, John Graham

John Graham Bell (1812-1889) was the taxidermist from Tappan, New York, who taught young Theodore Roosevelt how to preserve animals for collection and display and who may have first mentioned to him the bison roaming the Dakota prairies.

Boy Scouting

Boy Scouting was founded in England by British war hero Robert Baden-Powell in 1908, the same year that Theodore Roosevelt left the presidency.

The Perdicaris Incident

The Perdicaris Incident remains well-known for the wording of Hay’s telegram. It is also a clear example of Roosevelt’s “big stick” diplomacy. In 1906, the French and the Germans would seek Roosevelt’s assistance to bring about the Algeciras Conference, where the fate of Morocco would be decided.

 

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