As a young boy, Theodore Roosevelt's nickname was "Teedie." As an adult, he became known as "Teddy." Although he never liked the name, it became forever linked to Ideal Toy Company's stuffed bear toy.Continue Reading
On a hunting trip Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree, prompting the cartoonist Clifford Berryman to name it "Teddy's Bear." The Ideal Toy Company received permission from Roosevelt to use the name, and the Teddy Bear became one of the most popular stuffed animals in history.
Roosevelt became the President of the United States following the assassination of William McKinley in 1901.Learn more about US History
Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to protect the environment included establishing a pelican reserve in Florida, creating the Bureau of Forestry and finding ways to make dry land farmable again. When his presidency ended, he spent time exploring Africa and the Amazon to collect specimens for scientific investigation.Full Answer >
During his presidency, many members of Congress felt that Theodore Roosevelt overstepped the executive powers afforded to him as President of the United States. Roosevelt felt that large industry required an involved government, and used this rationale to exert influence over negotiations between labor unions and companies.Full Answer >
Theodore Roosevelt ran against Alton Parker in the presidential election of 1904. Roosevelt was the incumbent president, having taken over the presidency when William McKinley was assassinated.Full Answer >
Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick diplomacy was his policy for international relations during his presidency. The diplomacy received its famous moniker from a quote during a speech by Roosevelt: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick."Full Answer >