Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena! Portrayed by Peyton Dixon
7:30 p.m. @ Women's Club, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Historical Society.
This program is funded by the NJ Council for the humanities. It is free and open to the public.
Outdoorsman, War Hero, Naturalist, Nobel Prize Winner.
When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt bounded into the Presidency, bringing his boisterous and vigorous young Family to the White House. His accomplishments were plentiful and diverse: War hero to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Naturalist to Imperialist. The 36th president of the United States promoted progressivism and strong government control of business. Roosevelt’s domestic political agenda was described as a "Square Deal" emphasizing his commitment to ensure that the average citizen would get a “fair share”. Believing that the security of the American People would be achieved through leadership on the World Stage, President Roosevelt ensured that the influence of the United States would grow to span the globe. The slogan "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far” lives on well beyond the life of this remarkable man.