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    CONSERVATION

    PRESIDENT

    “There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country. Just as we must conserve our men, women and children, so we must conserve the resources of the land on which they live.” –Theodore Roosevelt

  • 1901- Buffalo inauguration

    BECOMES 26th PRESIDENT

    While Roosevelt visits the Adirondacks, President McKinley is shot. He dies eight days later. A hasty inauguration ceremony is held in Buffalo, New York (above)

    1901

    SEPTEMBER 14

  • 1901

    SEPTEMBER

  • FIRST MESSAGE TO CONGRESS

    Roosevelt insists that government should preserve wilderness and natural resources “for the use and benefit of our people as a whole” 

    1901

    DECEMBER 3

  • 1902

    MAY 22

  • CARRIAGE ACCIDENT

    While campaigning in Massachusetts, Roosevelt is thrown from a carriage and permanently injures his left leg

    1902

    SEPTEMBER

  • 1902-Bear cartoon

    BEAR HUNT

    While hunting in Mississippi, Roosevelt refuses to shoot a captured bear. Shortly afterward, a toy manufacturer introduces stuffed bears and calls them “Teddy Bears”

    1902

    NOVEMBER

  • 1903

    MARCH 14

  • 1903-Alaska

    ALASKAN BOUNDARY DISPUTE SETTLED

    After the settlement of a dispute with Britain over the Canada-Alaska border, Roosevelt protects Alaskan lands and wildlife  

    1903

    MARCH

  • 1903

    MAY

  • 1903

    MAY

  • 1904- Inauguration

    WINS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 

    Roosevelt wins in a landslide. “I am glad to be elected President in my own right”

    1904

    NOVEMBER 8

  • 1905- TR and Pinchot

    ESTABLISHES NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE

    Roosevelt appoints the government’s most prominent forester, Gifford Pinchot, as chief. Together they create or enlarge 150 national forests 

    1905

    FEBRUARY 1

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    KEN SALAZAR

    Roosevelt pioneers government efforts to protect wildlife, creating four game preserves during his presidency

    1905

    JUNE 2

  • 1905- Hornaday

    COFOUNDS AMERICAN BISON SOCIETY

    To rehabilitate Great Plains bison populations, Roosevelt joins with New York Zoological Society director William Hornaday (above) in founding this organization

    1905

    DECEMBER

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    DAVID HURST THOMAS

    Signs the Antiquities Act; eventually protects 18 sites, including archeological locations of Native peoples

    1906

    JUNE 8

  • SIGNS PURE FOOD AND DRUG ACT

    Roosevelt expanded government’s role in areas outside of conservation. Federal meat inspection was the key component of this landmark act

    1906

    JUNE 30

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    TRAVELS TO PANAMA

    The first president to travel internationally while in office; inspects Panama Canal construction 

    1906

    NOVEMBER

  • 1906-Nobel Peace Prize

    AWARDED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

    The prize recognizes Roosevelt’s leadership in facilitating the negotiations (above) that ended the Russo-Japanese War

    1906

    DECEMBER 10

  • 1908 Conference of Governors

    CONFERENCE OF GOVERNORS

    Concerned about resources, Roosevelt calls the first Conference of Governors to consider conservation issues 

    1908

    MAY

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    DOUGLAS BRINKLEY

    In just a few days, Roosevelt protects more than 16 million acres of forest 

    1908

    JULY 1

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    END OF PRESIDENTIAL TERM

    As president, Roosevelt launched programs that would protect more than 230 million acres of U.S. land 

    1909

    MARCH 4

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    1909

GIVES AWAY NIECE, ELEANOR, TO FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT FIRST DAUGHTER, ALICE, MARRIES
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK CREATED WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK CREATED FIRST FEDERAL GAME PRESERVE CREATED MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK CREATED MILLIONS OF ACRES OF FOREST CONSERVED FIRST NATIONAL MONUMENT CREATED
Wright brothers first flight Russo-Japanese War Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is published First Model T Ford produced
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