HIST 302 Theodore Roosevelt: Era and Legacy

This course examines Theodore Roosevelt's leadership qualities and accomplishments within the context of the pivotal events that transformed the era in which the twenty-sixth president lived (1858-1919). Topics to be explored include the American West, the creation of America's informal empire, the Spanish-American War and aftermath international relations, the dawn of the modern presidency, the conservationist impulse, the progressive movement, the rise of business and industry, urbanization, immigration, the fight for women's rights, political reform and the nations response to World War I.