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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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Railroads

Railroads played a crucial role in the Progressive Era as providers of transportation and targets of regulation. Though critical of railroad monopolies, Theodore Roosevelt respected railroad employees. 

Riis, Jacob

Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant, arrived in the United States in 1870 when he was twenty-one years old. Riis deplored the social conditions of the poor in New York City, and was active in bringing about anti-child labor and tenement reform laws.

River of Doubt

The River of Doubt was Roosevelt’s last great adventure and, as he called it, his “last chance to be a boy.” After his defeat in the 1912 election, Roosevelt looked to his familiar pattern of adventure as therapy. Following an invitation to speak in Buenos Aires, Roosevelt gathered a party to explore the uncharted Rio da Duvida (“River of Doubt”) in Brazil.  Kermit Roosevelt, American naturalist George Cherrie, and Colonel Candido Mariano de Silva Rondon were among his companions.  Their mission was to chart the unknown river and to collect specimens for the Museum of Natural History.

Roberts, Margaret

Margaret Barr Roberts (1853-1938) was a rancher, an entrepreneur, a single mother, and a friend to Theodore Roosevelt.

Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt

Corinne “Conie” Roosevelt Robinson was the fourth child of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.

Rondon, Cândido Mariano da Silva

Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon accompanied Theodore Roosevelt down Brazil’s River of Doubt in 1914.  Rondon’s scientific precision in mapping the river sometimes clashed with Roosevelt’s desire to reach the end quickly, especially once disasters of many kinds struck the expedition.

Roosevelt Corollary

In his annual message to Congress on December 6, 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt made a significant addition to the Monroe Doctrine affecting America’s foreign policy.

Roosevelt, Alice Hathaway Lee

Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s first wife.  Born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on July 29, 1861, Alice met Theodore when she was just seventeen years old. 

Roosevelt, Archibald Bulloch

Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt was the third son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s second wife.  The daughter of Gertrude Elizabeth Tyler and Charles Carow, Edith was born on August 6, 1861, in Connecticut. 

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