The origin of the teddy bear and the influence of Teddy Roosevelt.
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 11/13/2008
When Theodore Roosevelt was elected President in 1904 and needed an inaugural medal, he gave the commission to scupltor Augustus Saint-Gaudens after rejecting the standard, unmemorable medal typically produced for this occasion by the United States Mint.