The Life, Legacy & Impact of Teddy Roosevelt
He was more than just a controversial statue, a Robin Williams character, or namesake of an omnipresent stuffed bear. Theodore Roosevelt was also perhaps our most fascinating president. He was certainly our youngest and among the most energetic. On his watch the progressive movement coalesced, the Panama Canal became a reality, and the United States became a consequential actor in global diplomacy–with TR himself becoming the first American ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. No pacifist to be sure, he subsequently broke with his own party to run the most competitive third-party run at the presidency in American history. An historian who authored dozens of books during his lifetime, Theodore Roosevelt was a man who spoke to history, and tried to change it.