A-Z Index

Browse our articles in alphabetical order to learn more about the life of Theodore Roosevelt as well as people, places and events which took place during his lifetime and beyond. These articles have been written or reviewed by historians to ensure their accuracy.

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Ferris, Joseph

Joe Ferris was a hunting guide, a shopkeeper, and a friend of Theodore Roosevelt in the badlands of Dakota Territory.

Foley, James

James Foley 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.

Football

Collegiate football was less than a decade old in the United States when Theodore Roosevelt saw his very first game as a Harvard College undergraduate in 1876. This young sport soon came to be known for several troubling aspects, including excessive violence during play, fatalities on the field, the use of non-student athletes, recruiting scandals, and corrupt referees.