President Theodore Roosevelt as soon as called Chautauqua the “most American thing in America.” The traveling camping tent Chautauquas were an outgrowth of the Lyceum motion and progressed in the early twentieth century to give rural America the very same quality of entertainment, history, and culture that was readily available to city dwellers. The Circuit Chautauquas have imitated the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state, a neighborhood with summer long programs by politicians, authors, theologians, and artists.