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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site:
Birthplace of the Modern Presidency--
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By looking at The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: Birthplace of the Modern Presidency, students examine the circumstances under which Theodore Roosevelt first became President of the United States and how his policies and actions modernized the presidency. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. Visit the park's web pages for information on Ansley Wilcox as well as exhibits on the 1901 events that made this house nationally significant.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. Located in Manhattan, New York, this site preserves his childhood home that he occupied from his birth on October 27, 1858 until he reached 14 years of age. Visit the park's web pages for more information about this site.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. Visit the park's web pages for more information on this residence of President Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1919. The home was also the site of presidential activity as it was the "Summer White House" throughout both of his terms.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discovered Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, including Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Association
The Theodore Roosevelt Association organization has a wide range of sources and publications relating to the life and works of Theodore Roosevelt. The website includes everything from quotations, to reviews on biographies, to his family tree. Some kid-friendly links include "Theodore Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear" and "Teddy & The Children's Room," both featuring answers to children's questions about the life of our 26th President.

National Archives
Search the National Archives website for a number of primary documents regarding Theodore Roosevelt and details about his presidency.

American Presidents, Life Portraits
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, and grave sites and speaking with presidential scholars. Included is on the website is information about the American President, Theodore Roosevelt.

The Smithsonian
The Smithsonian has an online exhibit entitled "Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century." This feature breaks down his life into three parts: first his early childhood and early political life, his presidency, and finally his post-Presidency personal and political adventures. Also included is a brief chronology of his major accomplishments and links to biographies of other key contemporary figures.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection Web page for a variety of historical resources on Theodore Roosevelt. Included on the site are documents, photographs, and other materials on the life of this extraordinary man. Also search on Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site for architectural documentation of the site by Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.

For Further Reading
Students (or educators) wishing to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt may want to read: A. E. Campbell, America Comes of Age: the Era of Theodore Roosevelt (New York: American Heritage Press, 1971); Hermann Hagedorn, The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt (New York: Harper, 1922); Theodore Roosevelt, A Bully Father: Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children (New York: Random House, 1995).

 

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