In this article, the author examines the relationship between U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and members of the Church. Roosevelt was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and the article describes the similarities between the two religions. Roosevelt gained support for his Vice Presidential campaign by speaking to LDS members in Utah and Idaho in preparation for the presidential election in 1900. Roosevelt was essential in convincing the U.S. Senate that Utah Senator Reed Smoot, was not a polygamist. The article also mentions Roosevelt's friendship with several prominent Mormons, including President Joseph F. Smith and Elder Hyrum Mack Smith.