Name: Theodore Roosevelt In Retrospect: An American Legacy
Date: September 12, 2019 - September 14, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt died on January 6, 1919. He was just 60 years old. When he died, Vice President Thomas R. Marshall said, “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.” We all know that Roosevelt was one of the most consequential presidents in American history. Americans love to celebrate him and delight in his outsized personality, his adventures, his superb sense of humor, his capacity to attract admirers from every political party and persuasion. But Roosevelt’s legacy is never simple. In this centennial year of his death, we invite you to join us on the campus of Dickinson State University in western North Dakota, to examine, assess, and explore his contributions to American life, as well as our perceptions of them over time.