Theodore Roosevelt

American Imperialism Activity


Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration; "Theodore Roosevelt said `Speak softly but carry a big stick'" (1858-1919)


  • Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York on October 27, 1858. Roosevelt was governor of New York before becoming U.S. vice president. At age 42, Roosevelt became the youngest president after President William McKinley was assassinated.
  • Interesting fact: In 1906, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role of negotiator in the Russo-Japanese War. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize.
  • Roosevelt was well known before his presidency, during, and after because of his reputation for taking care of the American people. He is still known for his role in the Navy. Roosevelt was well known for a lot of remarkable deeds during his term as President, but his most important and lasting legacy was his approach to foreign affairs. Roosevelt also had a lasting legacy in environmental work, setting aside over 230 million acres of land under federal protection.