Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out.
The prominence of the Roosevelt family in American history is legendary. The family's legacy claims two of America's best-loved presidents as well as one of the most influential first ladies. From the first 17th-century merchants who established their family's fortune to Eleanor Roosevelt's vehement activity in public affairs in the 1960s, the family's influence on American politics, society, and culture spans the centuries. The web of characters in this fascinating American family is revealed here.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.