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C O U R S E 
The Rooseveltian Century
Giles Scott-Smith, Universiteit Leiden
C O U R S E   L E C T U R E 
Theodore Roosevelt
Notes taken on February 5, 2016 by Edward Tanguay
the Roosevelts can trace their family roots to Claes Maartenszen van Rosenvelt
emigrated with his family from the Dutch province of Zeeland
arrived in New Amsterdam between 1638 and 1649
1652 bought a farm
had two grandsons
Johannes (Oyster Bay Roosevelts)
Jacobus (Hyde Park Roosevelts)
1905 Eleanor and Franklin got married and linked the family back together
born October 27th, 1858 in Manhattan
age of 18, entered Harvard
worked on "The Naval War of 1812"
the first of his over 30 books
devoted father of six children
lost his mother and wife on the same day
retreated to recuperate in the Bad Lands of North Dakota
decided to go back to New York to build a career in public office
three terms as a Republican in the New York State Assembly
Civil Service Commissioner of New York City
Police Commissioner of New York City
1897 Assistant Secretary of the Navy under McKinley
major turning point
during Spanish-American War of 1898
led Rough Riders to battle front in Cuba
became a popular national hero
elected governor of New York State
nominated as Vice President
1901 after McKinley's assassination, became president
set his own course
perhaps the most active and outspoken president in U.S. history
reformist agenda
government intervention could help U.S. capitalism overcome many of its structural problems
"Great corporations exist only because they are created and safe-guarded by our institutions, and it is therefore our right and our duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions."
nationalist and American exceptionalist
claimed a new prominent role for the United States in foreign affairs
1906 won the Nobel Prize
for his successful efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War
1909 succeeded in office by William Howard Taft
1912 ran again as the leader of the Progressive Party
survived assassination attempt
fixed image as Bull Moose
received the largest third party vote in American history
democrat Woodrow Wilson won
disappointed, Roosevelt left for the Rio Teodoro and traveled it with his son Kermit
1914 Great War started
Roosevelt argued fiercely for American intervention
lived to see the U.S. enter and win the war
1918 son Quentin shot down as pilot in France
1919 died January 6th