In office: September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
Born: October 27, 1858, New York, New York
Died: January 6, 1919 (age 60), Oyster Bay, New York
Roosevelt, also known as T.R., and to the public (but never
to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth
President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of
the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional
historian, naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier.
He is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of
interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his
"cowboy" image. Originating from a story from one of
Roosevelt's hunting expeditions, Teddy bears are named after him.
Roosevelt was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2001 for his
1. In 1880, what college did Roosevelt graduate from?
2. On February 14, 1884, Alice Hathaway Lee was the first wife of
Theodore Roosevelt and mother of their child, Alice. Roosevelt's wife,
Alice died of an undiagnosed (since it was camouflaged by her pregnancy)
case of kidney failure called, in those days, Bright's disease at 2 pm
two days after Alice Lee was born. Who died of typhoid fever in the same
house, on the same day, at 3 am, some eleven hours earlier?
- Sir Andrew Jerome (British visitor)
- Franklin K. Roosevelt (Roosevelt's 2nd cousin)
- Mittie Bulloch (Roosevelt's mother)
3. While working on a tough project aimed at hunting down a group of
relentless horse thieves, Roosevelt came across the famous Deadwood
Sheriff. The two would remain friends for life. Who was the Deadwood
- Wild Bill Hickock
- Seth Bullock
- John Anderson
4. In 1895, Roosevelt became president of the what board of New York
5. In 1897, what post did President William McKinley appointed
- Assistant Secretary of the Navy
- Secretary of War
- Secretary of the Interior
6. Upon the 1898 Declaration of War launching the Spanish-American
War, Roosevelt resigned from the Navy Department. With the aid of U.S.
Army Colonel Leonard Wood, Roosevelt found volunteers from cowboys from
the Western territories to Ivy League friends from New York, forming
what the newspapers called them the "Rough Riders." What was
the Rough Riders official name?
- First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
- The Volunteer Regiment from the West
- 10th Cavalry Regiment
7. Under his leadership, the Rough Riders became famous for dual
charges up Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898 (the battle was
named after the latter "hill," which was the shoulder of a
ridge known as San Juan Heights). Out of all the Rough Riders, Roosevelt
was the only one with a horse, and used it to ride back and forth
between rifle pits at the forefront of the advance up Kettle Hill; an
advance which he urged in absence of any orders from superiors. However,
he was forced to walk up the last part of Kettle Hill on foot, due to
barbed wire entanglement and after his horse, Little Texas, became
8. When was he awarded the Medal of Honor for San Juan Hill?
9. On January 6, 1919, Roosevelt died at Oyster Bay, preceded by a 2
1/2-month illness described as inflammatory rheumatism. What was the
cause of death?
- Horse riding accident
- Coronary embolism
- Auto accident
10. Where is Theodore Roosevelt buried?
- Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York
- San Juan Hill Memorial Gardens, Oyster Bay, New York
- Bulloch Family Cemetery. Roswell, Georgia