Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when sworn in as President of the United States following the assassination of William McKinley. "It is a dreadful thing to come into the Presidency in this way; but it would be far worse to be morbid about it," Roosevelt said. "Here is the task, and I have got to do it to the best of my ability." In nearly two terms as President, Roosevelt pushed progressive reforms, advocated consumer protection laws and the regulation of big business, supported conservation of the environment, and asserted America 's authority abroad.
In 1905, Roosevelt negotiated an end to the war between Russia and Japan. For this work, he was the first American and only sitting President to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
Teaching With Historic Places Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: Birthplace of the Modern Presidency
Visit the modern legacy of Theodore Roosevelt's conservation. The United States is proud to preserve and protect its World Heritage Sites. They possess "outstanding universal value" to humanity for their exceptional cultural and natural significance.
Theodore Roosevelt was an avid writer, scholar, military leader and naturalist/outdoorsman. Explore some of his historic items at his home at Sagamore Hill.
A wide diversity of animals make their home in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The remote park preserves an untouched American landscape witnessed by the earliest settlers and enjoyed by Native Americans - a goal championed by Theodore Roosevelt.
- Theodore Roosevelt Association
- Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University
- Theodore Roosevelt Nature & History Association
- Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies
- National Archives: Presidents
- President's Park - The White House
- The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
- Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century