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Eleanor Roosevelt
Roosevelt Family Tree [Flash interactive]

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. Flash with non-Flash version available.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
TR's Legacy - The Environment [Text-based]

This essay describes Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong interest in nature and the environment.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
RealAudio Interviews [Audio]

Listen to audio clips of historian David McCullough and film producer David Grubin. Nine clips.

Woodrow Wilson
Win the Election of 1912 [Non-Flash interactive]

Face off against donkeys, elephants and Bull Mooses. Form your own political party -- and see if you can win a presidential election.

Woodrow Wilson
Exposing Poverty [Image-based]

See a Danish immigrant's influential photojournalistic exploration of how the other half lived, in turn-of-the-century New York City slums.

Primary source

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
The Man With the Muck Rake [Text-based]

Roosevelt lashes out against lying political attacks, calling for honesty and sanity in public discourse.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
The New Nationalism [Text-based]

An explanation of the need for government to regulate capitalism, and provide a square deal for all Americans.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Inaugural Address [Text-based]

Roosevelt says that great things are expected of those to whom much has been given.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Letters to his Children [Text-based]

Exhortations and encouragements on the domestic front.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Letter to Charles Doolittle Walcott [Text-based]

Roosevelt seeks taxidermists to go with him on an African safari.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Progressive Party Platform [Text-based]

Third-party Bull Mooses state their positions on the issues of the 1912 election.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson's First Inaugural Address [Text-based]

TR's 1912 opponent makes his first public address as president.

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Political Cartoons [Image-based]

TR was easily caricatured in his day. Nine images.

Woodrow Wilson
Wilson's First Inaugural Address [Text-based]

After a divisive four-party national election, Wilson seeks to unite the country. Delivered March 4, 1913.

Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson & Edith Bolling Galt Wilson [Text-based]

Wilson's passionate notes to his second wife during their courtship.

Woodrow Wilson
1912 Democratic Party Platforms [Text-based]

Official party positions on campaign issues such as labor, tariffs, and anti-trust legislation.

Woodrow Wilson
Seventeenth Amendment [Text-based]

Read the text of the 17th amendment that allowed for direct popular election of U.S. Senators. Ratified April 8, 1913.

Woodrow Wilson
Eighteenth Amendment [Text-based]

Read the text of the 18th Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture and transportation of intoxicating liquors. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933.

Woodrow Wilson
Nineteenth Amendment [Text-based]

Read the text of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Ratified August 18, 1920.

Gallery

Woodrow Wilson
Wilson's Photo Album [Image-based]

View photos of Woodrow Wilson throughout his life.

Woodrow Wilson
Poster Art of World War I [Image-based]

View photos of Woodrow Wilson throughout his life.

Timeline

Seabiscuit
Timeline [Text-based]

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Rags to Riches Timeline [Flash interactive]

Interactive Flash timeline with non-Flash version available.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt's America [Text-based]

Bibliography

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Readings on T.R. and his Times [Text-based]

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Further Reading [Text-based]

Woodrow Wilson
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study Carnegie's rise to power, interaction with unions, and the Homestead strike.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore issues connected to the 1912 election, including progressivism, conservation, and carrying a "big stick."