December 10, 2018

Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in uniform, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left
Today in History–February 3–the Library of Congress features Theodore Roosevelt, who penned a personal love missive about his future wife on this day in 1880. That first marriage was, unfortunately, cut short by his wife’s untimely death. But Roosevelt would marry again and had a long, prosperous life as a conservationist, progressive politician, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Find out more about this larger than life figure in our nation’s history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources and resources related to the 26th president of the United States.

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