Joe Ferris was a hunting guide, a shopkeeper, and a friend of Theodore Roosevelt in the badlands of Dakota Territory.
The cantonment was an abandoned army compound on the west bank of the Little Missouri River that served as a hunting lodge and headquarters at the time Theodore Roosevelt first appeared in Dakota Territory.
James Foley (1874-1939) was a contemporary of Theodore Roosevelt in the badlands of Dakota Territory. He was a poet, a journalist, and a secretary to North Dakota political figures.
Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney (1855-1927) was the only doctor in western Dakota Territory during Roosevelt’s years in the badlands. He first met Theodore Roosevelt in April 1886, and they became good friends.
Florence Kelley was an important social activist, settlement house worker, and labor reformer whose work intersected with Theodore Roosevelt’s legislative agenda.
The Philippine-American Conflict developed out of the Philippine struggle for independence from Spain. This struggle was played out both in Cuba and in the Philippines.
The Interstate Commerce Act was used by President Theodore Roosevelt to regulate America's railroads.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an important civil rights organization founded in the final months of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
Joseph Gurney Cannon was the influential Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives during most of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich was the powerful senior Republican Senator from Rhode Island during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
Theodore Roosevelt's love of reading was well known. Two "libraries" in particular can be seen as representing Roosevelt as a reader.
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an influential African-American sociologist, writer, and leader during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and afterward.
Frances Kellor's national status as an immigration expert drew President Roosevelt’s attention and she became part of his “Female Brain Trust” with Jane Addams and Florence Kelley.
The Great White Fleet, consisting of 16 battleships and accompanying vessels, sailed around the world between December 1907 and February 1909. An important show of America’s naval power, the fleet’s successful return added luster to Roosevelt's presidential career.
The Jungle is a muckraking novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair.
The "Dear Maria" controversy concerned the separation of church and state in regards to President Roosevelt's endorsement of a Catholic archbishop for elevation to the position of cardinal.
Born March 20, 1849, to a wealthy founding family of Cincinnati, Ohio, Maria Longworth became an accomplished artist.
Gifford Pinchot promoted conservationism—the efficient management of natural resources by trained professionals. He was the first head of the U.S. Forest Service, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt.
John Muir crusaded to stop the despoilment of natural places by western cattle and sheep ranchers and was instrumental in the creation of Yosemite and other national parks such as Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mount Rainier, and Sequoia. His efforts culminated in the founding of the Sierra Club in 1892.
Passed after a series of large corporate mergers during the 1880s, the Sherman Act enabled government departments and private individuals to use the court system to break up any organization or contract alleged to be in restraint of trade.
The Northern Securities Case reached the Supreme Court in 1904. It was the first example of Roosevelt’s use of anti-trust legislation to dismantle a monopoly, in this case a holding company controlling the principal railroad lines from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.
Samuel Gompers was a labor leader who was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) at its creation in 1886.
John Pierpont Morgan was an American banker whose investments helped stabilize the economy, build monopolies, and earn the wrath of Theodore Roosevelt.
Henry Villard was a railroad capitalist and instrumental in making Portland the terminal for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
John Mitchell was president of the United Mine Workers of America during the 1902 Anthracite Strike in Pennsylvania.
The Anthracite Coal Strike, which took place from May to October 1902, began after mine operators refused to meet with representatives of the United Mine Workers of America.
James Jerome Hill is best known as the “Empire Builder” who masterminded construction of the Great Northern Railroad and created a corporation controlling major lines in the northern tier of the United States.
The Hepburn Act of 1906 was a bill that fortified the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and strengthened federal regulation of railroads.
Helen Herron Taft was the wife of the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft.
Hermann Hagedorn is remembered for his biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and his work to promote the legacy and ideals of Roosevelt through his long service to the Theodore Roosevelt Association.