Theodore Roosevelt embraced a strenuous life. He was a learned historian, rancher and soldier, who helped form the “Rough Riders” and gained national fame for his bravery fighting in Cuba. As vice president, Roosevelt became president upon William McKinley’s assassination. Roosevelt’s policies moved the country toward progressivism by increasing regulations on businesses. Theodore Roosevelt spoke out on conservation and greatly expanded the system of national parks and forests. His policy of “Speak softly and carry a big stick” was responsible for expanding the Navy and building the Panama Canal. In 1912, he broke with Republicans and ran for president on the Bull Moose Party but lost to Woodrow Wilson.
This U.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.