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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Taft, Helen Herron

Helen Herron Taft was the wife of the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft.

Teddy Bear

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.

The Jungle

The Jungle is a muckraking novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair.

The Man in the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt delivered “Citizenship in a Republic” in Paris on April 23, 1910. The speech is popularly known as “The Man in the Arena.”

The National Consumers League (1899-Present)

The National Consumers League (NCL) was founded in New York City in 1899 by two well-known Progressive Era civic activists, Jane Addams and Josephine Lowell.

The National League of Urban Conditions Among Negros

The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes (the National Urban League) was an important social welfare organization aimed at improving the lives of African Americans in northern cities. It formed in September 1910. The two people credited with creating the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes were George Edmund Haynes, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and philanthropist Ruth Standish Baldwin, wife of the president of the Long Island Railroad.

The Perdicaris Incident

The Perdicaris Incident remains well-known for the wording of Hay’s telegram. It is also a clear example of Roosevelt’s “big stick” diplomacy. In 1906, the French and the Germans would seek Roosevelt’s assistance to bring about the Algeciras Conference, where the fate of Morocco would be decided.

 

The Treaty of Portsmouth

The Treaty of Portsmouth, signed on September 5, 1905, officially concluded the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for the role he played in the negotiations that ended the conflict.