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Browse our latest articles regarding the people, places and events of Theodore Roosevelt's era and beyond. These articles have been written or reviewed by historians to ensure their accuracy.

Henderson, David Bremner

David Bremner Henderson served as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 56th and 57th Congresses—which included President Theodore Roosevelt’s first term—until Henderson’s surprise resignation in 1903.


Muckraker is the word used to describe any Progressive Era journalist who investigated and publicized social and economic injustices.

Fairbanks, Charles

Charles W. Fairbanks (1852-1918) served as Theodore Roosevelt’s vice president from the inaugural in 1905 until the end of Roosevelt’s four-year term in 1909.

The Square Deal

The Square Deal is the name given to Theodore Roosevelt’s domestic legislative program.

Bok, Edward

Edward Bok (1863-1930 ) was the influential editor of Ladies Home Journal (1889-1919) and a strong supporter of Theodore Roosevelt’s.

Wood, Leonard

Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was a physician by training, a career military officer, and a friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s.


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. 

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was Theodore Roosevelt’s niece. Her father was Theodore Roosevelt’s younger brother Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt.

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. 


American Historical Association

Theodore Roosevelt served as president of the American Historical Association (AHA) in 1912. The organization was founded in 1884 at a time when the discipline of history was still very new.

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