He was the second child of Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt. His mother was a southerner who never really adjusted to living north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The new baby also had an older sister Anna, and later, a younger brother Elliott and a younger sister Corinne would follow.
He was curious as a child, so he took up studying animals. He also took up boxing. He went to college at Harvard. He had six children: In politics After spending time in North DakotaRoosevelt was elected into the New York State Legislature, and served, as a Civil Service Commissioner and New York City police commissioner a non-police officer who is in charge of making the police department run smoothly.
He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 1st U. These horsemen were called the "Roughriders". For his actions during the war, Roosevelt was recommended for the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor citation Roosevelt's Medal of Honor recognized his conduct in frontline fighting in Cuba in The words of Roosevelt's citation explain: Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside.
Facing the enemy's heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge, and was the first to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault.
His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Presidency As President, Roosevelt worked to make the U. His foreign policy was described by an African proverb as "Speak softly but carry a big stick ".
He increased the size of the United States' navy and sent all of the ships across the world to demonstrate to other countries that the United States is now a world power. He continued the Monroe Doctrine and used the country's military might to influence Latin American politics.
He had the Panama Canal built which allowed ships to travel in less time by taking a shortcut. As president, he was interested in what happened in other countries. Inhe helped end the war between the Russian and Japanese empires. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for it in At home, he fought for all Americans having a "Square Deal", meaning an equal chance for all Americans to become successful.
As part of his Square Deal, he regulated big businesses called trusts, supported labor laws for the working class, required meat and drugs to be inspected, and protected the environment. These ideas would influence later presidents to expand the government's role in the economy.
After being president Roosevelt did not run for President inand wanted William Howard Taft to be President instead. Taft was chosen, and Roosevelt went to Africa to hunt big game.
However, when he came back, he thought Taft was not doing a good job. He ran against Taft for President in While running for President, he was shot, but lived. Both Roosevelt and Taft lost to Woodrow Wilson.
Roosevelt also thought Wilson was not doing a good job, either, and wanted the U. Roosevelt died on January 6 Other Information Besides being president, Roosevelt was an author and historian.
He wrote 35 books about politics, ships, and hunting. He is thought to be one of America's presidents who read the most. He owned a large ranch in North Dakota. He also hunted large animals throughout the world and was active with the Boy Scouts of America. Legacy Roosevelt is one of four Presidents to be carved in stone on Mount Rushmore.
Historians consider him one of the best U. Namesake Theodore Roosevelt is the namesake of many American schools. He has a national park in North Dakota named after him, a type of elk big deeras well as river in Brazil. The popular stuffed animal dollthe Teddy bearwas named after Roosevelt.The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt began on September 14, , when Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States upon the assassination and death of President William McKinley, and ended on March 4, On September 14, , after six months holding office as Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States.
In the presidential elections, Roosevelt became president again in a landslide victory, with Charles Fairbanks as his vice president. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ ˈ r oʊ z ə v ɛ l t / ROH-zə-velt; October 27, – January 6, ) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from to Battling for the right; the life-story of Theodore Roosevelt, including his early life struggles and victorious Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Plates printed on both sides.
Also published under title: The marvelous career of Theodore Roosevelt. With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the 26th and youngest President in the Nation’s history ().
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