Roosevelt, Theodore

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  • The American West played a significant role in influencing the life and career of Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). Roosevelt was a politician who served as president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. The New York–born Roosevelt became identified with the American West when he moved to the Dakota Territory to be a rancher, after the deaths of his wife and mother. He was further associated with the American West when he raised a volunteer regiment known as the Rough Riders, which included western cowboys. As president, Roosevelt was known for his hunting trips out west. Roosevelt's conservation policies shaped the American West by setting aside millions of acres of land for national parks, national forests, and national monuments.

    Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, ...

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