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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Boy Scouting

Boy Scouting was founded in England by British war hero Robert Baden-Powell in 1908, the same year that Theodore Roosevelt left the presidency.

Brownsville Incident

The Brownsville Incident (1906) resulted in the wounding of one white civilian and the death of another. President Roosevelt discharged without honor the entire 25th Infantry, 167 African-American soldiers – a decision that might be deemed one of the worst mistakes of his presidency.

Burroughs, John

John Burroughs  was one of several naturalists whom Theodore Roosevelt knew because of his role in the evolving conservation movement of the early twentieth century.

Cannon, Joseph Gurney

Joseph Gurney Cannon was the influential Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives during most of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.

Cantonment

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.

Cowles, Anna Roosevelt

Anna Roosevelt Cowles was Theodore Roosevelt’s elder sister.  Born in the family’s brownstone at 28 East 20th Street in New York City, she was always known as Bye or Bamie.

Dear Maria Controversy

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.

Derby, Ethel Carow Roosevelt

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

Dewey, George

George Dewey (1837-1917) was an American naval officer whose victory over the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay in 1898 made him a national hero.

Du Bois, W. E. B.

W. E. B. Du Bois was an influential African-American sociologist, writer, and leader during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and afterward.

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