The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Setting & Symbolism

Edmund Morris
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White House

The biography opens on New Year's Day at the White House. At this time, the American people enjoy open access to the president on New Year's day. A long line of dignitaries and common people wait to wish Theodore Roosevelt a nappy new year. Twice in Roosevelt's early career, he works in Washington and gazes longingly at the White House. Finally, after an assassin's bullet kills President McKinley, Roosevelt assumes the office and house of the presidency.

Lightfoot

Late in Roosevelt's youth, he receives his own steed, Lightfoot. After he falls in love with Alice Lee, he trains Lightfoot to pull his new dog cart, so that he can escort his lady around town. Though at this point Roosevelt's health often fails, it is often Lightfoot's strength that gives out first.

28 East 20th Street

At this address, in New York City, Roosevelt was born. Though the...

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