October 27: Theodore Roosevelt

On this date in 1858, Theodore Rosevelt Jr., 26th President of the United States, was born.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from the ClipArt ETC website.

The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Roosevelt formed the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as the “Rough Riders.” This passage describes the Rough Riders’ experience in Tampa on their way to Cuba. Lit2Go Duration: 16 minutes, 25 seconds.

PDF of The Rough Riders

Seven-page PDF with illustrations of The Rough Riders in Tampa. Reading level: 9.4. Word count: 2,773.

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Theodore Roosevelt organized and helped command the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment – the Rough Riders – during the Spanish-American War. from the ClipArt ETC website.

Rough Rider Stereoviews

Stereoviews of Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” and other members of the cavalry preparing for action. Red/blue 3-D glasses required.

Rough Riders Marker

Historical marker in Tampa for the Rough Riders from the ClipPix ETC website.

Yosemite Visit

This sign commemorates President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 visit to the Yosemite Valley. John Muir accompanied President Roosevelt to the valley, and championed the cause of preserving this valley as part of the public trust. From the ClipArt ETC website.

TR Birthplace

The birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York, New York. from the ClipArt ETC website.

Roosevelt's Home

The home of President Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, New York. from the ClipArt ETC website.

NY State Capitol

New York State Capitol building in Albany. Roosevelt served as NY Governor 1899-1900, from the ClipArt ETC website.

Temple of Music

The interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York where President William McKinley was shot in 1901. The X marks the sport where McKinley stood when shot. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

President William McKinley

Portrait of the 25th president, William McKinley from the ClipArt ETC website. Rosevelt became President after McKinley was assassinated.

1904 Election Map

A map of the United States showing the results of the 1904 presidential election. The map is keyed to show the states carried by the Republicans (Theodore Roosevelt), Democrats (Alton B. Parker), and the areas where minor parties garnered 5 percent or more of the votes. From the Maps ETC website.

TR Tips Hat

Bronze relief of “The Great White Fleet”, with the motto “Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick”. Theodore Roosevelt is shown tipping his hat to the ships as they pass by.
From the ClipPix ETC website.