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Thanksgiving Proclamation

Nov 28, 2013

Following the long-standing tradition of United States President's proclaiming the date of Thanksgiving, Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed November 29, 1906 to be a day of thanksgiving and supplication.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Nov 28, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Concluding the Russo-Japanese War

Nov 25, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt described his thoughts and feelings about negotiating the conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War in a letter to his daughter, Alice.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Nov 25, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Election Day

Nov 05, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt's first term as president was thrust upon him in contrast to his second term, which he sought. As the 1904 election was his first as a presidential candidate, one can imagine the trepidation with which he looked forward to Election Day.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Nov 05, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Pine Knot

Nov 02, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt described a trip to the family cabin in Virginia in a letter to his son Kermit. On this trip, TR and his wife, Edith, were completely alone as they had not been in quite a while.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Nov 02, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post