The journey of Abraham Lincoln‘s body from Washington, DC to Springfield, Illinois took 13 days and was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of mourners. Solemn observers lined the tracks as the funeral […]
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” — Theodore Roosevelt
In honor of Presidents’ Day, here are some fun facts about the 44 men who served as the 45 Presidents of the United States. Click on the President’s name for more fun […]
One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite poems was written by Senator John James Ingalls of Kansas. He kept a copy of the poem, “Opportunity,” in his office at the White House, and […]
President Theodore Roosevelt is the only president confirmed to have had a tattoo.
Few military maneuvers instill as many thoughts of heroism and daring as the cavalry charge. Rushing at full speed against an onslaught of enemy forces has inspired such poetic works Alfred, Lord […]
Theodore Roosevelt was a man’s man — the very image of individualism, strength, and courage. It is hard to imagine anyone making fun of the man who would become the 26th President […]
Birthdays are always a time of celebration, whether you live in a small shack or the White House. How much do you know about Presidential birthdays? February may be the month in […]
US President Theodore Roosevelt considered outlawing American football because it was too violent. Roman Emperor Julius Caesar banned a game similar to football because it was too gentle.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, was known for her acerbic wit as well as for her hats — both of which she displayed since she was First Daughter. […]
One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite pastimes was called “scrambles.” This activity involved point-to-point walks, where the participants were allowed to move forward only in a straight line. Upon meeting an obstacle, […]
Are dogs and cats too ordinary for you? Does it seem like EVERYONE has a guinea pig? If you are looking for a pet that reflects your distinctiveness, you might consider the […]
When Theodore Roosevelt ran for Governor of New York in 1898 he enlisted the help of some of his comrades-in-arms from the Spanish-American War. These men were all-too-eager to sing the praises […]
“About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” — Elihu Root, attorney and Secretary of State under President Theodore […]
President Theodore Roosevelt banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901 out of concerns for protecting the environment. source