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    LIFELONG

    EXPLORER

    “No man leads a hardier or more adventurous life than the collecting naturalist whose quest takes him to the uttermost parts of the earth…If he has eyes to see he will have many a tale to tell…of true stories of adventure in strange lands.”
    –Theodore Roosevelt

  • 1909

    MARCH

  • 1910 African Game Trails

    PUBLISHES AFRICAN GAME TRAILS

    The book—collected articles written during his Africa trip—is one of many written to support himself after his presidency

    1910

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    FLIES IN AIRPLANE

    Former President Roosevelt is the first Commander-in-Chief to fly in a plane

    1910

    OCTOBER

  • 2012 Giving speech

    ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT

    Tries for Republican presidential nomination. Loses nomination, and forms “Bull Moose” party to continue unprecedented run for a third term

    1912

    FEBRUARY

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    CAMPAIGNS FROM SAGAMORE HILL

    During his rigorous 1912 campaign, works from his Long Island home

    1912

    SUMMER

  • 1912- glasses and speech

    SHOT BY ASSASSIN

    Bullet passes through a 50-page speech and glasses case, lodging in a rib. Gives scheduled speech, saying, “It takes more than that to kill a bull moose”

    1912

    OCTOBER 14

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    EDMUND MORRIS

    Loses the presidency to Wilson, but places second, ahead of incumbent Taft 

    1912

    NOVEMBER 5

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    DAVID HURST THOMAS

    Visits Hopi, Arizona; over the years, Roosevelt developed a keen interest in Native cultures

    1913

    AUGUST

  • 1913-autobiography

    PUBLISHES AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Roosevelt writes about his life, from childhood through his presidency

    1913

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    PATRICIA O’TOOLE

    Roosevelt agrees to help map an uncharted river; discovers it’s an Amazon tributary

    1913

    OCTOBER

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    MAPS RIVER OF DOUBT

    The dangers, from malaria and near starvation to murderous companions, nearly kill Roosevelt 

    1914

    FEBRUARY-APRIL

  • 1914-presenting map

    DEFENDS HIS FINDINGS

    When geographers doubt the discovery of a river nearly 1,000 miles long, Roosevelt quickly persuades them they are wrong

    1914

    MAY

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    SPENDS TIME AT SAGAMORE HILL

    Enjoys family and the outdoors at his beloved home in Long Island, NY 

    1914

  • 1914 WWI

    START OF WWI

    The Roosevelts support the war effort. All four sons volunteer (Archie seated on floor; Kermit on right)

    1914

    JULY 28

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    VISITS BIRD RESERVATION 

    After his presidency, takes time to explore the diverse lands he preserved

    1915

    JUNE

  • 1918 Quentin

    SON DIES

    Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin, is killed in France while serving as a fighter pilot. Two other sons are wounded but recover

    1918

    JULY 14

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    EDMUND MORRIS

    After his 1912 presidential run, Roosevelt devotes himself to writing

    1918

  • DIES

    Roosevelt dies in his sleep at Sagamore Hill. He is 60 years old

    1919

    JANUARY 6

  • END OF FOURTH CHAPTER

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    1919

TRAVELS TO AFRICA RUNS FOR PRESIDENT TRAVELS TO SOUTH AMERICA
LAST PASSENGER PIGEON DIES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CREATED
Titanic sinks World War I
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