The Conservationist President
Born: October 27, 1858 in New York
Death: January 6, 1919 in Oyster Bay, New York
Education: Columbia Law School and Harvard College
Legacy: Environmental Activist, Trust-buster, governor, military leader, and U.S President(1901-1909.)
Founded the Progressive Party (Bull Moose Party) advocated for government control and woman suffrage.
Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline with nature
He donated some of his specimens to the American Museum of Natural History.
In 1883, after hearing reports about the buffalo disappearing, 24-year-old Roosevelt headed west. He went home not only with a hunting trophy, but with an understanding of what was at stake in the debate about the future of nature in America.
In 1903, he boarded a train headed west as a national hero and the youngest president in United States history with a new view for conservation. He helped establish 230 million acres of public land during his presidency.150 million acres are used as National Parks. President Truman established the Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park on April 25, 1947, the only National Memorial Park ever established at the time.