As we all know in our history books, Theodore Roosevelt was among the most iconic people during the early 20th century. He was known for being an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer. Besides this, he was popular for his servitude as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He was known and referred to as Teddy or with his initials, T.R. With his pleasing smile and simple hand gestures, it will captivate many hearts, thus being recognized as a Photogenic President in his time. During his time, he was loved by the camera just as the people loved him. The circumstances resulted in having his own Association film collection in the Library in Congress that constitutes a major visual record of the first decade of the twentieth century.
Theodore Roosevelt enormously expanded not only his presidency but also the entire federal government. He’s attacking some businesses, proposing a welfare state, supporting labor unions, and steered the nation toward an active role in world politics – particularly in Europe and Asia. He is also known as the youngest president of the United States – that at the age of 42, he claimed office after the assassination of William Mckinley. Due to his exciting autobiography, he has been portrayed many times in some famous films and television. His memoirs indeed left a mark for everyone, so much so that it’s still being aired today. Here are some of his appearances
Crucible Of Empire: The Spanish-American War
It is a Spanish-American War at the turn of the 20th century. This film celebrates Commodore Dewey’s victories at sea and Theodore Roosevelt’s ride up Kettle Hill. The movie was narrated by award-winning actor Edward James Olmos, who examines the lively characters and historical events surrounding this 100-year-old war. This film primarily showed us the battle that steered the United States to center stage – a world power that many people commonly do not know.
The story is about a historical documentary on the Spanish-American War, its events, and its people. The highlights happened in Cuba and the Philippines. It also screams quality that made excellent viewing for the audience. People often see this kind of film boring, but we’ll see that it was one of the most verdant and ridiculous events in American history if we give much more attention.
Sherlock Holmes: Incident At Victoria Falls
Incident at Victoria Falls (also known as Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls: The Star of Africa) was released in 1992 under the direction of Bill Corcoran. One of the story’s plot twists is that Holmes meets several historical people when complications appear, including the ex-president Theodore Roosevelt.
Night At The Museum
This is one of the popular comic movies of Theodore Roosevelt. He is portrayed as a wax statue sitting in a wax horse and shows up every night with some of the statues at the museum in National History. This American media franchise of fantasy-comedy children’s books was directed by Shawn Levi, which Ben Stiller starred in.
Roosevelt In Africa
This film by Cherry Kearton primarily documented the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African expedition, featuring Theodore Roosevelt in Africa. One of the biggest headline-grabbing stories of 1910 was when former President Theodore Roosevelt’s safari into Africa. He went hunting a big game in parts of what is now Kenya and Uganda.
From some of that journey, Roosevelt was accompanied by his famed British bird-and-animal photographer Cherry Kearton. His purpose was to collect specimens for the Smithsonian’s new Natural History Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.
The United States Volunteer Cavalry was known for earning the nickname: Rough Riders. The series showed the courage of the volunteers at the battle of San Juan Hill. They played a vital role in the outcome of the Spanish-American war by assisting the American forces in forming a constricting ring around the city of Santiago de Cuba. That’s why Roosevelt recruited a diverse group of cowboys, law enforcement officials, and native Americans to join the group of Rough Riders.
Terrible Teddy, The Grizzly King
It is an American silent film that Edwin S. Porter directed that became the earliest political satire in American cinema. Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado was taken from the New York Journal and Advertiser. He aims his rifle upward at the tree and falls to what appears to be an ordinary house cat, which he then proceeds to stab. He holds his prize overhead, and the press agent takes note.
The Wind And The Lion
The film was based on true events. It is about Roosevelt sending the Marines without invitation into Morocco in 1904. They needed to rescue an American widow and her two children, kidnapped by the last of the Barbary pirates—a desert chieftain named Raisuli.
These movies showed us some of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency during his time. It also allowed people to see his value as a human and as a president of the United States.