If you’re coming to Washington, DC and want to know about our U.S. Presidents, here are some good ways to get to know them ---
Besides being an important office, the White House is also a home and many American homes have pets. So, of course, First Families since 1800 have had their own pets. Everyone loves being worshiped enthusiastically and unconditionally and many pets do just this! Presidents and their families keep pets for the same reason anyone else does – they love them.
When Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States the game of football was a popular college sport but a very brutal one!! In one year (1905) 19 college football players died playing the game and another 137 players were seriously injured. The president loved rough and tough activities and he really loved football; his son Teddy, Jr. was playing on the Harvard University team. But the president knew the game was way too rough.
The memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is very unique! It’s not at all like any of DC’s other memorials. It’s an Island! It’s an entire island in the middle of the Potomac River. It is 88 acres of wooded parkland dedicated totally to Teddy Roosevelt, as many people called him.