This short follows the political career of Theodore Roosevelt, beginning in 1895, when he was appointed police commissioner of New York City. In 1897 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His charge up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War in 1898 is re-created. He becomes vice president in March 1901 and assumes the presidency when William McKinley is assassinated six months later. According to the narrator, Roosevelt refused to be beholden to political bosses, doing what he believed to be right for the American people. Written by
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's unsuccessful return to politics with his 1912 run for the Presidency on the Bullmoose Party ticket is not referred to. See more
Theodore Roosevelt: soldier, president, statesman, American. In 1895 Roosevelt became police commissioner of New York City, declared war on corrupt politicians.
Edited into March On, America!
A Hot Time in the Old Town
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Performed by the studio orchestra See more