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Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most influential and iconic Presidents in the history of the United States — and he believed that he would not have reached the heights he did, had it not been for his time here, in the Badlands of North Dakota.
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By PRAIRIE PUBLIC • Feb 7, 2019
President Abraham Lincoln was a friend
Lincoln was TR’s presidential hero. Fittingly, these two venerated chief executives earned their destiny to be memorialized in stone, side by side on Mount Rushmore, representing two presidents unified in character and moral leadership.
By PRAIRIE PUBLIC • JAN 28, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt’s public speeches in the early 1900s explored diverse topics for a variety of citizen constituencies. Some of his themes back then are less likely to be addressed by contemporary American presidents. This week in 1905 provided one of those occasions – when TR spoke at Lutheran Place Memorial Church in Washington, DC.
By PRAIRIE PUBLIC• JAN 22, 2019
Since his days as a small boy, Theodore
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By PRAIRIE PUBLIC• JAN 16, 2019
Like all presidents before and after his time in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt weathered both ardent supporters and equally opinionated detractors in the public and the press – yet TR emerged from his duties as chief executive saying no one had ever enjoyed being president as much as he did.
Despite the criticisms and his tussles with newspapers, he maintained a firm conviction about the American citizen’s role, and even duty, in evaluating presidential performance.
By PRAIRIE PUBLIC• JAN 7, 2019
America and the world lost one of its most fascinating and productive citizens with the passing of Roosevelt on January 6, 1919. His health had become aggravated by rheumatic fever, mandating a month’s stay in