How did Teddy Roosevelt get on the list?
The man was a progressive.
I wouldn't have put Jesse Helms on an all time list, either... Although the Senate could certainly use him now. Anyway, good list!
Teddy was a man's man. A conservationist, big game hunter, and yes, a conservative. He had soem "progressisve" ideas, but the word progressive back then did NOT mean left wing. He was a FRIM believer in American exceptionalism. In fact, he embodied it, to a large degree.