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Theodore Roosevelt’s interests and pursuits were many and varied. Complex, highly active, and intellectual, he lived both his personal and public life with vigor and passion. Explore the many facets of TR by reviewing the articles and themes below.

Teddy Bear

The famous Berryman cartoon which started it all. From the Library of Congress Manuscripts division.

The Teddy Bear, so beloved of children everywhere, was named for Theodore Roosevelt after he refused to shoot a defenseless bear on a hunting trip.

Theme: Culture and Society

Derby, Ethel Carow Roosevelt

Ethel Roosevelt with her mother Edith in 1900. From the Roosevelt family albums, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby was the daughter of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.

Theme: Family and Friends

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Biographical Overview

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Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. He was born on October 27, 1858, in New York City and died on January 6, 1919. In the sixty intervening years he lived one of the most strenuous lives in American history.

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