1916 to 1918
In 1916 Roosevelt was encouraged by many to run for president again, a notion which he entertained, but ultimately declined. He traveled to New Mexico where he campaigned for the Republican candidate, Charles E. Hughes. It is possible that the film T.R. with Rough Rider Friends was filmed during this trip.
1916-1918 World War I
As war loomed in Europe, Roosevelt became increasingly convinced that the United States needed to prepare for the advent of war, and opposed those who spoke for peace at all costs. When the United States finally did join the World War, he volunteered to serve abroad, but Wilson denied his request. Thwarted, Roosevelt turned his attention to campaigning for the war efforts and sending his sons to serve in the war. He lost his son Quentin in this war, when he was shot down behind German lines. Other films in this section include President Wilson and French actress Sarah Bernhardt promoting the war effort; the German ambassador to the United States, Count von Bernstorff; and scenes of European monarchs of the period, including the Czar of Russia, who was deposed (and later killed) by the Bolsheviks towards the end of World War I.
Numerous films exist which show Roosevelt during the period of 1917 to 1918 making speeches from his home at Sagamore Hill and attending various public events.