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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
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Section Title
Theodore Roosevelt and Family
Type
Classroom
Days
Th
Time
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Jan 16, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
13.5
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Tuition non-credit $100.00
Instructors