The Life and Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt
Although Theodore Roosevelt’s energetic personality is remembered today by most Americans as almost larger than life, who really was Roosevelt the person, not the legend? In our last episode of Season 5, Mary and Kirk are joined by Tony Williams, BRI Senior Teaching Fellow, to explore Roosevelt’s personal and professional life and what it is about him that continues to fascinate us today. How did Roosevelt overcome the death of both his wife and daughter by traveling west? What is his legacy of American imperialism that still exists today?
Additional BRI Resources
Federal Power: Theodore Roosevelt
How did Theodore Roosevelt transform the office of the President? This lesson explores Roosevelt’s presidency and his impact on the presidency.
Remember the Maine! Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
By the end of this section, you will explain the effects of the Spanish-American War.
Theodore Roosevelt: Warrior for Public Justice
In this lesson, students will explore how Theodore Roosevelt sought justice by reforming the meat packing industry. Roosevelt’s dedication to justice and the general welfare of the nation will inspire students to be more focused on justice in their own lives.
Reading Theodore Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” Speech | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
What should the balance of government intervention and economic liberty be in a capitalist society? BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams and guest Stephen Tootle, Professor of History at the College of the Sequoias, examine this question by looking through the eyes of Theodore Roosevelt in his speech, "The New Nationalism" (1910). They break down Roosevelt's views on government regulation of the economy and society against a backdrop of American industrialization, progressivism, and the rise of big business.