The Roosevelts

Theodore Roosevelt: American Hero

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 49s

At this point in history, a victor of war is a victor of the public sphere. Theodore Roosevelt's success in the Spanish-American War opened every political door for his future. And his Easterner turned Westerner persona allowed him to appeal to most every aspect of American life at the time.

Aired: 09/13/14

Rating: NR

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