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The political career of Theodore Roosevelt in pictures

Theodore Roosevelt in San Antonio, Texas

Historical pictures of President Theodore Roosevelt: taking a rest after delivering his speech at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

Many of these pictures still keep energetic of the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most popular leaders of the US. Upon election, he was the youngest President of the US, and he did his best to make his country great. New York-born Roosevelt became the first historical symbol of the US global power, just like the Statue of Liberty associated with US freedom.

An excellent political start of Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt started his bright political career in 1880, with his first historical essay, “War at Sea in 1812”. He entered the New York State Legislature committee and then was a chief of the police of New York City. In 1897 Theodore Roosevelt became Deputy Secretary of the Navy. He participated in the war between America and Spain and received a  Colonel rank.

Theodore Roosevelt was a governor of New York until the presidential elections of 1900. Theodore Roosevelt was a vice-president of elected President McKinley. However, in September 1901, McKinley was assassinated, and Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in US history. There are not so many pictures of Theodore Roosevelt during his pre-president period. But he compensated this gap by hiring the cameraman for his numerous trips and meetings during the presidency.

Pictures of Theodore Roosevelt in South Carolina

President Theodore Roosevelt Standing on the Stern of the Naval Cutter, USS Algonquin, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1902.

The President of the Globe

Theodore Roosevelt tried to develop the United States as a global imperialist power. His expressions “big stick policy” and “global policeman” were widespread. Roosevelt pioneered racial tolerance when invited African American to the White House for the first time. Also, Theodore Roosevelt founded the Ministry of Trade and Labor, established control over the territory of the Panama Canal.

And of course, we remember that Theodore Roosevelt was a person behind the National Parks legislation, which preserved unique nature of America.

In the 1904 election campaign, Theodore Roosevelt criticized the abundance of monopolies, but also struck deals sponsoring the Republican Party with tycoon’s money. Roosevelt refused the third presidential term and nominated William Taft instead.

Pictures of Theodore Roosevelt with his Family

Seated, left to right, are Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt, Grace Stackpole Lockwood Roosevelt, Richard Derby, Jr., Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt Derby Williams, and Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby. Richard Derby Jr. is holding a service flag with three stars. The stars symbolize three of Roosevelt’s sons, Quentin, Archie, and Theodore Jr., who served the United States in battle.

Pictures of the Theodore Roosevelt and Republican party

Theodore Roosevelt and other members of the presidential Republican party, at the remains of Fort Dorchester, a fort built in 1757 for munitions storehouse. The personages in the foreground, left to right, are George B. Cortelyou, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, and James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture. In the background, left to right, are an unidentified Navy lieutenant, an unknown man, President Theodore Roosevelt, and Edith Carow Roosevelt. Old Dorchester, Dorchester County, South Carolina. April 9, 1902.

President Theodore Roosevelt speaking in North Yakima, Washington

President Theodore Roosevelt is speaking in North Yakima, Washington. May 25, 1903.

Pictures of Theodore Roosevelt on the Steamboat Mississipi

President Theodore Roosevelt is shaking hands with Clinton B. Sears, President of the Mississippi River Commission, on the steamboat the USS Mississippi. October 4, 1907.

President Theodore Roosevelt shaking hands with a locomotive engineer for the Colorado and Southern Railway

President Theodore Roosevelt is shaking hands with a locomotive engineer for the Colorado and Southern Railway. Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas. April 1905.

President Theodore Roosevelt receiving a pair of spurs from Francis Warren

President Theodore Roosevelt received a pair of spurs from Francis Warren.

President Theodore Roosevelt posing in the cab of his locomotive, while campaigning for re-election

President Theodore Roosevelt is posing in the cab of his locomotive, while campaigning for re-election, ca. May 1903

President Theodore Roosevelt on the deck of the USS Mississippi, approaching Memphis, Tennessee. On October 4, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt made a speech in Memphis on the development of the waterways.

President Theodore Roosevelt on the deck of the USS Mississippi, approaching Memphis, Tennessee. On October 4, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt made a speech in Memphis on the development of the waterways.

South Carolina pictures Theodore Roosevelt

President Theodore Roosevelt Greeting Dignitaries on the USS Algonquin, Charleston, South Carolina. April 8, 1902.

President Roosevelt on horseback, preparing to survey the battlefield on which the Battle of Chickamauga took place. Chickamauga

President Roosevelt on horseback, preparing to survey the battlefield on which the Battle of Chickamauga took place. Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia. November 13, 1902.

Theodore Roosevelt and his grandchild

President Roosevelt holds one of his grandchildren on his porch. Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, ca. 1917

Former President Theodore Roosevelt delivering a speech from a train

Former President Theodore Roosevelt is delivering a speech from a train, Burlington, New Jersey. April 24, 1912.

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt greeting soldiers soon deploying to France

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt is greeting soldiers soon deploying to France at Sagamore Hill, ca. 1917-1918.

Colonel Roosevelt speaking at Bound Brook, New Jersey

Colonel Roosevelt is speaking at Bound Brook, New Jersey. April 25, 1912.

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