On the seventh podcast of American History Too! we turn our attention to the most cuddily of
all US Presidents – Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt. We pull apart ‘T.R.’s’ legacy in the context
of American imperialism abroad and the rise of progressivism at home. Malcolm argues that Roosevelt is a shining
example of why nuance is required when we discuss historical figures, while
Mark discusses the legitimacy of Roosevelt’s place on Mt. Rushmore alongside
Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. What
legacy can we ascribe arguably the first modern president? We give you our views but it’s left up to you
Finally, find out the truth behind the ‘Teddy Bear’ story
and also how T.R. actually felt about the nickname!
We’ll be back in a couple of weeks when we’ll hopefully be joined
by another special guest to discuss the 1930s.
Until then, [...]