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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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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.

Elkins Act

The Elkins Act of 1903 was named for Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia. This piece of legislation was championed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a way to end the practice of rebates.

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.

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.


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.

Gompers, Samuel

Samuel Gompers was a labor leader who was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) at its creation in 1886.

Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch

Commodore Henry Honeychurch Gorringe was born in the West Indies. He migrated to the United States, joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Civil War.

Great White Fleet

The Great White Fleet, consisting of 16 battleships and accompanying vessels, sailed around the world between December 1907 and February 1909. An important show of America’s naval power, the fleet’s successful return added luster to Roosevelt's presidential career.

Grinnell, George Bird

George Bird Grinnell was raised in New York where his family lived for a time on the former estate of John James Audubon.

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