Course Description

IN PERSON: The span of Teddy Roosevelt's life (1858-1919) offers an opportunity to view the changes wrought by the post-Civil War Industrial Revolution. With his silver spoon upbringing, it took Roosevelt some time to understand the implications of and the problems posed by the new industrialized society. He, like his fellow reformers, realized the role of government in peoples' lives and America's role in world affairs had to change. With his oversize and dominant personality, Teddy used the "bully pulpit" to change the country's long-held laissez-faire mindset to one of positive government intervention in the political and economic lives of the people. In this lecture-based course, students will learn how one person can alter the way Americans think about these issues. In all his roles — assemblyman, rancher, traveler, family man, commissioner, assistant secretary of the Navy, military leader, governor and president — Roosevelt had a "bully good time." | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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