Loading...

Course Description

This course covers the extraordinary life and family of Theodore Roosevelt, the youngest and one of the most admired US presidents. Key topics: traumatic events in TR’s early years that shaped his lifelong thinking; the Spanish-American War, which led him to the presidency; the expansion of the presidency and the role of the federal government. Questions to be answered: why, at the age of only fifty-one and at the height of his popularity, he did not seek another presidential term; why he launched a third party in 1912 and ran against William Howard Taft, his friend and handpicked successor; why the acrimony between TR and Woodrow Wilson; why he escaped to the wilderness; how TR’s wife and children extended his legacy through heroics, notoriety, and personal tragedies; and, finally, why the bitter rivalry between TR’s family and his cousins Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos
Loading...
Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.