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Theodore Roosevelt in Chicago
In September 1917, as the United States entered World War I, former President Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Chicago to visit troops stationed at Fort Sheridan. As seen in the second half of this clip, Roosevelt had been in the city earlier that year (roughly the same time that Congress voted to approve a declaration of war) as part of a Midwestern tour on behalf of military preparedness. Captured on film and presented as newsreel footage, his message could reach beyond the crowds gathered along the parade route.