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The Protagonist in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - The picture of the protagonist that Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, portrays is only a half-truth. By examining Sister Carrie’s character, she is readily deemed as passive, weak, and full of superficial desires and yet in this profoundly inert nature lies the seed for the greater expression of an artistic soul. However, this realization is only drawn out by Ames’s archetypically scholarly eyes (the intelligent but withdrawn engineer); bringing forth the powerful and intimate beauty that Carrie possesses, which without a photograph, the reader would forever remain blind to....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser]
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Theodore Roosevelt's Shaping of America - Theodor Roosevelt, our 26th president, was a gruff politician who had a huge impact on America. He is known for his accomplishments in the political, social, and business world during the Progressive Era. His accomplishments helped shape America, and because of this influence, he is one of the faces found on Mount Rushmore. Theodor Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in New York, New York. As a child he was frail and timid, and as a result, most of his education was through tutors in his home before he went to college....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, USA, history,] 1075 words
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Theodore Roosevelt and His Contributions to the World - Theodore Roosevelt was a man that made great contributions to this world. He was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. He was given the nickname Teddy by his family. His parents were Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt and he had three brothers and sisters. Their names were Anna, Elliot, and Corinne and they all had nicknames just like Teddy Roosevelt. In 1865 he watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession from his grandfather’s house. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1880. His father died of stomach cancer before Teddy Roosevelt could graduate from college....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, presidents, USA, ] 779 words
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The Career, Persona, and Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most influential people in the early 20th century. His leadership style, his reforms, and his personality shaped an America that was rapidly becoming a world power. Theodore Roosevelt is admirably remembered for his energetic persona, his range of interests and achievements, his leadership of the Progressive Movement, his model of masculinity and his “cowboy” image (). He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912 ()....   [tags: presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, history, USA, ] 696 words
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The Storm by Theodore Roethke - The Storm by Theodore Roethke      The descriptive poem written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke, deals with an aggressive storm and all its effects on the environment: the surrounding nature and the people experiencing it. The storm is described in a disorganized manner to highlight the big chaos the storm causes. Nature is precisely illustrated, because it reacts on the storm and thus is an important factor for the description of the storm. The people simply give an extra dimension to the poem, and the theme of men versus nature in the form of a storm....   [tags: Storm Poem Theodore Roethke Essays] 1315 words
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Theodore Roethke's Root Cellar - Theodore Roethke's "Root Cellar"      Theodore Roethke was raised in Michigan, where cities and towns are woven with lakes, streams, and rivers. This atmosphere gave Roethke a “mystical reverence for nature,” (McMichael, 1615) and allowed him to take a grotesque image and transform it into natural magnificence. A great example of this is Roethke’s poem “Root Cellar.” The poem describes a cellar, which most people would consider to be a death-baring, cold place. Instead, Roethke gives the dungeon life and enchantment....   [tags: Root Cellar Theodore Roethke Essays] 710 words
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Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke - Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke My Papa's Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke's dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa&'s Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a drunken abusive father. However, I think when he was writing this he was reminiscing about a good childhood memory from when he was around seven years old....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Theodore Rothke Essays]
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Theodore Roosevelt, an Brief Biography - “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” this is a quote that describes the path Theodore took to lead his life. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. He was the youngest president in the U.S history, he was almost 43 years old. Theodore Roosevelt came from a wealthy family, and had bad health. President Theodore Roosevelt’s hard life led him to became a great president. Theodore was born on October 27. 1858 in New York City on 28 East 20th Street....   [tags: President, Law, Politics] 896 words
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Theodore Roosevelt: A Pioneer for the Environment - I have always been fond of the West African proverb: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt, the first Cowboy environmentalist. A man who would inspire generations of outdoorsmen to protect their local and national wilderness for their own children, so that they might one day hunt, fish, and hike those the same hillsides. Roosevelt was born in 1858 into a wealthy family with good connections in New York City. Since Theodore was a sickly kid, he spent a great part of his childhood on his own, collecting small wildlife specimens....   [tags: Green Movement]
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In a Dark Time by Theodore Roethke - ... In the documentary “IN A DARK TIME” shot by himself that was gathered by Public Resource ,Roethick states “adolescences is particularly an interlude time, a time of being blurred or fuzzy or uncertain about what’s going on…”. The Theodre Roethcke foundation have a brief look into his child hood “Theodore worked in the greenhouses with his father and his childhood experiences with the family’s Saginaw floral company inspired many of his poems”. His closeness to nature as a child is reflected throughtout this poem in sections such as “A night flowing with birds, a ragged moon, And in broad day the midnight come again!”....   [tags: inner turmoil of finding one's self]
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the early 1900s. The turn of the century left Americans feeling more optimistic about life (Woog 4). People were honest and kind (Woog 5). The 1900s can be remembered as a happy time, but also a time of hardship for some Americans (Woog 5). Theodore Roosevelt, President 1901-1910, guided America in a way in which he created laws to help the social and economic problems of the time as well as improving politics by being a strong leader and recognizing the true needs of the country....   [tags: the Panama Canal, National Parks]
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Theodore Roethke: A Brief Biography - “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley” ("Theodore Roethke Quotes."). This quote by Theodore Roethke demonstrates his persistence and his determined mindset that helped Roethke throughout his difficult life. Theodore Roethke did not grow up expecting to become a major American poet. He intended to become a lawyer, however during college Roethke discovered that being a lawyer was not the right profession for him. It was at this time that he came to realize his love for poetry....   [tags: American poets]
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Psychological Profile of Theodore Rooseve - ... He organized the first U.S Cavalry Regiment “The Rough Riders” and saw action at San Juan Hill. Returning from Cuba a hero, Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York in 1899 and resumed his work for reform. He tightened control of sweatshops and pushed for government supervision of utilities and insurance companies. In the 1900 election, Roosevelt became the running mate of President McKinley; TR’s popularity increased McKinley’s margin of victory. On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was killed by an assassin and then a week later Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States....   [tags: politics, president, naturalist] 993 words
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The Unforgettable Waltz by Theodore Roethke - “The Unforgettable Waltz” My Papa’s Waltz is a powerful poem written by Theodore Roethke. The title of the poem set my expectations on a poem about someone dancing with their father. As I read the poem, I noticed my expectations were not equivalent to the poem’s actual content. The author’s creative use of words in the title enhances the poem. My Papa’s Waltz consists of four quatrains written in an abab rhyme scheme. Quatrains are stanzas that contain four lines. The abab rhyming scheme means line one and three rhyme and lines two and four rhyme....   [tags: childhood experience, expectations]
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party - During the turn of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century, Americans were going through a rapidly growing industries and corporations, corruption in the political system, and disorder in the structure of the country. It led to the reform of movement which ultimately led to the creation of a third party called the Progressive Party. It was also known as the “Bull Moose Party.” Some of the programs and policies that are still in existence today were created by The Progressive Party who reached their peak during the 1912 Presidential election (Milkis, p....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Theodore Beza and the Reformation - ... When he recovered he made his way to Geneva and when he arrived he was taken in by and formally met, John Calvin. He was interested in more of the higher education and the theology of Calvin. Beza had controversies with predestination and the burning of his friend Michael Servetus who was burned at the stake by the Calvinists. Theodore Beza went through Europe spreading God’s word and Calvin’s teachings. When he was in the church of Geneva he agreed with most of the things the pastor was saying but at times he would have such a strong disagreement that he would threaten to leave the church....   [tags: theology of calvin, passion] 776 words
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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - Before his image was blasted along a mountainside, Theodore Roosevelt engraved his presence into American history as a man of action. A man which would find himself in many positions of responsibility and authority. Roosevelt’s reputation as a leader had been proven in the oval office and on horseback riding toward the frontlines. His progressive policies both foreign and domestic, launched the United States into a new era which would set the tone and give the nation the momentum it would need for years to come....   [tags: New York, Politician, President] 1454 words
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Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt are regarded as two of the greatest presidents that the United States of America has ever had. "Honest Abe" Lincoln is known for his part in abolishing slavery and reuniting the north with the south to end the Civil War. Lincoln began his presidency on March 4, 1861 and was murdered on April 15, 1865, (Compare Lincoln vs. Roosevelt) abruptly ending his term. "Teddy Roosevelt" was known as a valiant explorer and a great environmentalist. He became president in September 14, 1901 and left on March 4, 1909....   [tags: Teddy Roosevelt ]
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The Naturalist Known as Theodore Dresier - ... Dreiser draws upon his experiences in trying to make it big in cities like Chicago and New York. He lived a less than glamorous life. He suffered from poverty, an abusive father, and a lack of experiences which prohibited him from landing any decent jobs. However, his experiences led to an incredible manifestation in his novels. In “Sister Carrie” the main character Carrie moves to Chicago where she is only able to work in menial, low-waged jobs in the same way that Dreiser started out. His experiences, in some form, all manifest into his writings and as such, the reader is better able to align with the characters and understand the story because they are reading it from someone who trul...   [tags: Sister Carrie, notorious authors]
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The Frivolity of Evil by Theodore Dalrymple - ... And because society holds them to a certain standard they have a responsibility to act a certain way. That as a doctor he has moral and professional responsibility to tell his patients they were living unhealthy lives. As a psychiatrist he observed on numerous occasions patients who claimed to be depressed instead of being unhappy with the lives they were leading. He believed that this shift in thinking leads people to imply that "dissatisfaction with life is itself pathological." The idea that this is an illness that can be cured by a doctor....   [tags: article analysis] 898 words
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Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson - At the dawning of the twentieth century, a group of Americans began to feel dissatisfied over the negative impacts of the technological boom in the late nineteenth century. The rapid changes in technology rapidly altered the lives of Americans and the group believed that society and the economy had a lot of catching up to do. Supporters of progressivism had different ideas about changes in education, business regulation, conservation, prohibition, women’s rights, and other important issues. Two presidents took a strong role in trying to make changes in these areas during the Progressive Movement....   [tags: progressivism, progresive movement, roosevelt]
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Paradoxical: Theodore Roethke's The Waking - In Theodore Roethke’s self-reflexive poem, “The Waking,” the speaker considers the brevity of life experienced within the constraints of time, while contemplating the uncertainties encountered by an individual, who realizes an earthly and a spiritual nature, in the face of the unknown realm of what lies beyond what the human eye can see. The speaker employs unique imagination and figurative language, and the rhyming patterns and refrains of the poem’s outer form enact the speaker’s feelings about the cycle of life, as the plot of the “The Waking” transcends both time and space....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Introspective]
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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858. Theodore or “Teedie” as he liked to be called was born in New York City to his parents, Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt Sr. and Martha “Mittie” Bulloch. His parents both coming from different heritages, his father of Dutch heritage, and his mother, a Southern Belle, we’re owners of a successful plate-glass import business. When Theodore Roosevelt was a young boy, he wasn’t fond of the nickname Teddy, so his family members and close friends called him “Teedie.” As a young boy, Teedie spent a lot of time inside, due to his many illnesses and asthma....   [tags: teedie, new york, law school]
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Biography of Theodore Taylor - ... He discovered the highly educational aspects of living on eleven dollars a week. By the age of nineteen, he was writing radio network sports for NBC, in New York. A year after his first book, The Magnificent Mitscher, Taylor joined Paramount Pictures as a press agent. He then became a story editor, and finally he became associate producer. He got to work with Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, and others, on seventeen major pictures (Taylor)....   [tags: WW II, hollywood movies ] 690 words
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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - The definition of progressive is a reformer who wanted to improve American life. Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive president in terms of his stance on business, foreign policy, and preservation because he has shaped the modern presidency by being a trustbuster, getting involved with foreign affairs, and preserving wildlife. In terms of business, Theodore Roosevelt was progressive. As he was coming into office in 1901, he faced an America with a rapidly growing population, and urbanization. There were many problems that came with having more people and more business....   [tags: American History, US President]
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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt Known to his family as “Teedie”, Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 27, 1858. As a young man Roosevelt would struggle with illness and asthma and spend much time inside studying and preparing himself for the future. However, with the encouragement of his father and through strenuous exercise and a new found love for boxing he would soon overcome his physical obstacles. With his improved health and ever growing education he would soon move beyond the walls of his home and discover his love for nature, science and history....   [tags: Teddy Roosevelt, United States President]
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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame because of his historic presidency and his work as a political activist helping to change the United States of America into the great nation it is today. Teddy Roosevelt made many monumental decisions and made many projects a success because of his determination and his ideas to better our great nation. Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York. He was always as hard worker but after his father died during his second year at Harvard, which only inspired him to work even harder and continue on to a law degree at Columbia University....   [tags: hall of fame, bull moose party]
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Theodore Roosevelt New Nationalism - On August 31, 1910, former President Theodore Roosevelt visited Osawatomie, Kansas to give a speech and participate in a memorial dedication. (Hennessy, 1910). Roosevelt had declined to run for re-election to the presidency in 1908, deciding to exit politics and go on a yearlong African safari (Ellis, 2001, p. 284). Frustrated with President Taft’s actions, Roosevelt reentered political life in 1910 (Mowry, 1939). In the Osawatomie address, Roosevelt introduced his idea for a New Nationalism. Many of the speech’s components became the bedrock of the Bull Moose campaign used by the Progressive Party in the 1912 election (Spring, 1970)....   [tags: American History]
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt I wonder about Theodore Roosevelt. My interest in Theodore Roosevelt was because of a brief lesson on him in Social Studies class. This Wonder Project falls into the category of Social Studies because this is a biography about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and died in 1919. As a young boy, he was often spending many of his days reading. Either Theodore or his family knew that the reason for his illness was severe asthma....   [tags: biography] 521 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - As the 26th president of the United States and also the youngest president ever elected, Theodore Roosevelt faced many challenging decisions, but he knew how to handle them. He fought for what he believed and never backed down from that belief. Theodore Roosevelt faced challenging circumstances while growing up which made many consider him to be frail and not likely to succeed; however, he came to be known as a notable statesman, military leader, governor, vice-president of the United States, and finally the most powerful leader in the free world, President of the United States of America....   [tags: Biography]
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt was an inspiring man; he was not just one of United States greatest presidents, but one of the most important in the U.S. history. His life was the most adventurous and interesting of all the presidents. He was an explorer, a hunter, a rancher, a naturalist, an author, and a soldier. He was the first president-reformer in the modern era. All the courage he had, helped him gain or capture the public’s imagination like no president had done before since Andrew Jackson. He was a progressive leader and a great nationalist that made more extensive the presidency’s power at the expense of the states, the Congress, and large business....   [tags: Biography]
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Theodore Roosevelt - The 26th president of the United States of America was Theodore Roosevelt. He was a man known for many things two of them being, the building of the Panama Canal and his relationship to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But he accomplished much more than these simple feats. He was a man possessed by an energy that was rivaled by few, all of his various exploits were discussed in the book ‘The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt” by Edward Wagenknecht. In this work Edward discusses Theodore Roosevelt in seven different “worlds.” They are the worlds of action, thought, human relations, family, spiritual values, public affairs, and war and peace....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Theodore Roosevelt - Introduction Climbing his way up from the chair of vice president in 1900, the following year he was elected as the nation’s twenty-sixth president of the United States; he is none other than Theodore Roosevelt. His speeche has spread all across the nations and his contribution is one to remember. He achieved the position of governor of New York before for he has helped lead the Rough Riders to fame during the war of Spanish-American War in 1898. As the president, he supported progressive reforms such as greater government control over business and the conservation of nature....   [tags: I don't think this is in essay form.]
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Theodore Roosevelt: Fearless - Theodore Roosevelt was America’s twenty-sixth and youngest President and is remembered for his extraordinary leadership, his many achievements and his enthusiastic and energetic personality. During his time of presidency (1901-1909), Theodore Roosevelt expanded the power of the presidency, changed many things in government and helped resolve many problems, which lead him to be recognized as one of America’s best presidents. He had a passion for natural history and travel, which accompanied him throughout his entire life (SparkNotes Editors)....   [tags: Spanish American War, Republican]
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President Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (serving from 1901 to 1909), was born October 27th, 1858, in New York City, and died January 6th, in Oyster Bay, New York.1 He is considered the first modern President because he significantly expanded the power and influence of the executive office, rather than Congress, which had been the seat of governmental power since the Civil War.2 As President, Theodore Roosevelt challenged the ideas of limited government and individualism, advocating government regulation in order to create social and economic justice in the United States.3 Theodore Roosevelt is most famous for his trust-busting crusade, the building of the Panama C...   [tags: US President, American History, Teddy]
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris - Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York on October 27 1858. His family was one of the wealthiest families of Ney York at that time. His father was Theodore Sr. His mother’s name was Martha Bulloch, but everybody called her Mittie. His family had moved to America from Holland in 1648. He grew up in a neighborhood by present day Gramercy Park in Manhattan. This was where the richest families lived in New York. Although he had plenty of money and a helpful family, he faced many difficulties and problems as both a child and later as an adult....   [tags: biography, perseverance]
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Theodore Roosevelt, A Brief Annotated Bibliography - Brinkley, Douglas. The wilderness warrior : Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for America. New York : HarperCollins, 2009. This Roosevelt biography is written with an emphasis on tracing the role he played as a conservationist. This is important to understanding Roosevelt’s motivations in his decisions regarding business and the environment. Brinkley’s focus on Roosevelt’s crusade for the natural environment offers an alternative to an “anti-business” president. The book also details Roosevelt’s successes and legacy....   [tags: personal beliefs, biography]
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Theodore Roosevelt Should be on Mount Rushmore - The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in Black Hills, South Dakota. Carved on the side of this granite mountain are the faces of four well known presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Each man earned their place on the mountain for their mark in presidential history. Some might wonder if Theodore Roosevelt belongs on this great memorial and what he did to deserve this honor. His is probably most remembered for his brazen way of getting things done in the White House, but as the 26th president of The United States, Roosevelt should be credited for many of his achievements that we are still appreciating today....   [tags: american presidents, american history]
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President Theodore Roosevelt - President Theodore Roosevelt was the outmost incredible president of our nation. He cared about every aspect of our country. He was remarkable, brilliant, and strong. He brought something different to the table of the presidential legacy. His personality, however was like no other, he was an impossible act to follow. He also was impetuous and did not hesitate to work around the regulations to get what he wanted. With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt stepped up to become the youngest president in our nation’s history at the mere age of forty three....   [tags: Biography]
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Theodore Roosevelt: An Environmental “Teddy Bear” - Defined by his roughness on his approach to politics and characterized by his soft vulnerability in his private life, Theodore Roosevelt’s enigmatic personality captivated hundreds along the years. The “Rough Rider”, “The Bull Moose”, and the Progressive President. The man that herd America’s recovery using the “Big Stick” policy. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City, in October 27 1858, he was a curious young man, a public service oriented person, and politics were his passion. Equally devoted to his family and the environment made him a driven and unique character in History....   [tags: Politics, Private Life, Biography, US President]
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Edward Theodore Gein - On November 17, 1957 police arrived to the house of Ed Gein, they had suspected him of robbing the local hardware because he was found loitering around the store and being the last person seen at the store. When the police entered the house they found chairs, couches, lampshades, bowl made from a skull, a belt of female nipples and a costume made from human skin. “Edward Theodore Gein was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin”( A+E Networks). Ed never really had a normal childhood, a childhood where your parents love you and you lived normally....   [tags: Serial Killers]
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Theodore Roosevelt Biography - Born October 27, 1858, Teddy Roosevelt has become one of the most noted presidents of the United States. Mr. Roosevelt was born in New York City to philanthropist, Theodore Roosevelt and socialite Martha Stewart Bulloch. He had an older sister named Anna, a younger brother named Elliot and a younger sister named Corinne. Teddy was often ill as a child, suffering from asthma and had to sleep propped up. These illnesses never stopped young Teddy, though. He was always energetic and later started boxing to try to help his poor physical condition....   [tags: president of the United States, republican party]
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Theodore Dreiser: Novelist - ... The theme of fate plays an overwhelming role in the novel “Sister Carrie”. Much like many of his other themes and symbols, this one also came as a result of his experiences, most notably his childhood. Before he was born, his father owned a mill that eventually burned down. This event caused him to turn into a cynical, bitter man who abused and tortured his family mentally. This led to Dreiser coming to the conclusion that “man is a pawn in the hands of a blind or malevolent fate” (Warren 11)....   [tags: great American authors] 1209 words
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Character Analysis in Theodore Taylor's The Cay - "In Theodore Taylor’s The Cay (1969), Phillip Enright, a twelve-year-old boy who lives on the small Dutch island of Curacao, is shipwrecked with Timothy, an old black man, once the Germans have torpedoed their boat during World War II. Having been knocked unconscious, Phillip then wakes up in a raft with Timothy and Stew Cat, the cook’s cat that has survived the explosion. Phillip at first does not trust Timothy because of his own prejudice, but after he loses his eyesight, Philip realizes how dependent he is on Timothy and comes to love him....   [tags: survival, resourceful, shipwrecked]
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Wish For A Young Wife, by Theodore Roethke - “Wish for a Young Wife”, by Theodore Roethke, may seem to be more than just a simple epithalamium, for the way the poet presents his writing compels the reader to question his true intentions. Nevertheless, although it is easy for the reader to trip down this path, a closer reading, in which one pays particular attention to aspects such the poem's imagery, rhyme scheme, meter, and parallelism, allows them to acknowledge that as the poet appreciates his wife and elaborates on what he wants for her, it is in fact the ambiguity of the poem that doubles the effect of his sincerity and love for his young wife....   [tags: Epithalamium, Deriving Theme] 1456 words
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... This gives us yet another spin on our emotions. This pattern is repeated throughout this poem, and the waltz soon spins fast out of control to a point where we can only focus on the sequence of whirling emotion rather than coherent overall feelings. This leads to the positive and negative reading. On the positive note, it shows a hardworking father who returns from work and playfully dances with his son that he loves before taking him to bed. The whiskey on his breath is not necessarily negative due to the factors of the working class culture in 1948 when this poem was published....   [tags: poem analysis, drunken father] 684 words
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... While the father and the son are playing around dancing they are also messing up the house as well. Messing up the kitchen will make any mother mad and that is what happens next. Of out any other place in the house the kitchen is the woman’s throne room. “The hand that held my wrist was battered on one knuckle; at every step you missed my right ear scraped a buckle (Roethke).” In lines 9-12 you can tell that the father has came back from a long day of work. The father’s job has to be doing something with his hands because of the battered knuckles....   [tags: poem review]
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... Even a small sip of whiskey can make any child dizzy because the smell of alcohol is strong. These lines create a double meaning and a sense of uneasiness in their relationship. In the second two lines, ambiguity arises in the meaning behind the words. A sense of fun is created when the son is waltzing with his father, but the boy is only tall enough to reach his father’s belt buckle. The father might be having a fun time with his son, but because he is much bigger than his son, the interactions seem a bit overwhelming....   [tags: poem analysis] 635 words
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Serial Killer: Theodore Robert Bundy - Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who preyed upon numerous young women during the 1970s and possibly earlier. He was associated with at least 30 counts of homicide and suspected of an estimated one hundred or more. Beyond homicide, he also made it apparent that he was capable of other sinister crimes such as rape, kidnapping, and necrophilia. His most frequent method of killing was an attack with a blunt weapon to the head. However, he did not merely kill his victims; evidence concludes that each were also sexually assaulted and sodomized....   [tags: heinous crimes, homicide, impersonating]
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Theodore Roosevelt: One of Our Greatest President - ... Edith gave birth to five children: After he returned to New York, Roosevelt started continued writing and published The Naval War of 1812, in 1882 (Miller Center). Roosevelt also wrote, The Life of Thomas Hart Benton in 1887, The Life of Gouverneur Morris in 1888, and The Winning of the West which had four volumes, 1889-1896. Theodore wrote various other books adding up to forty-five books in all (Unites States. National Park Service. History: Theodore Roosevelt: Rancher). After returning from the Dakota Badlands, Teddy started participating in politics once again....   [tags: hunting enthusiast, FDA, biography]
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What Made Theodore Roosevelt a Great Leader? - ... He was elected govenor in 1898. In 1900 he was nominated for vice president. He was able to help reelect President William McKinley Junior, helping to campaign to the Republican Party and helping them to see him as a viable candidate. Roosevelt then became the United State McKinley's win was short lived after he was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt then became the president of the United States of America. After McKinley was assassinated Roosevelt became President (he was McKinley's vice president at the time)....   [tags: human condition, president, government]
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Theodore Roosevelt: A Major Influence on Foreign Affairs - Born on October 27, 1858, in New York City, Roosevelt grew up in poor health. He ailed from asthma and other activity limiting diseases. Despite this, he tried to exercise and box growing up to attempt to improve his health. Roosevelt was born into an old Dutch family that had settled in America in 1644.1 In his youth, Roosevelt was able to have the experiences of traveling to Europe and Egypt due to the wealth of his family. His father, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., was a wealthy merchant and his mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, was a Georgia Southerner sympathetic to Confederate ideals....   [tags: Biography] 990 words
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Theodore Roosevelt and a Strengthened Presidency - Theodore Roosevelt and a Strengthened Presidency Theodore Roosevelt has been recalled as one of our most forceful Presidents. The reason for his reputation of strength rested on his ability to get things done, both domestically and abroad. His policies resulted in a strengthened executive branch. Roosevelt inherited the Presidency after the unfortunate death of President McKinley in 1901. One of his earliest displays of Federal power came in 1902 with the Pennsylvania coal strike. His efforts at negotiation marked the first time that the Federal government stepped in to resolve a labor dispute with the intention to protect all concerned, as opposed to favoring industry over workers and th...   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt - Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt were two of America’s great presidents. This is why I feel that both men were equally important in what they did and said they would do. Both in their own ways have added a little of what makes this country what it is today. Both had their own beliefs of how reform, empowerment of the people and foreign policy should be accomplished. As president, the main goal was to do what they felt best for the American people. In doing so, how different could they really be....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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The Rough Rider: Theodore Roosevelt - The Rough Rider: Theodore Roosevelt In the early 1900's, Theodore Roosevelt blessed the world with Rough Riders, a "biography" of sorts that tells of Roosevelt's experiences leading the illustrious 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War. The Rough Riders were assembled by Roosevelt, who looked for specific traits in his men. The traits of these men were considered to be the model of masculinity in Roosevelt's time and it was this cultural view of maleness that formed what Roosevelt considered to be the best group of soldiers ever assembled....   [tags: US American History Roosevelt] 929 words
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Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America - Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America was born on October 27, 1858. He was born in New York City, New York to his parents Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt. When he was little he had many health problems, such as asthma. He also had chronic stomach pains and headaches. Because of these problems, he didn’t go outside often, so he stuck to reading books and other types of indoor entertainment. When he was eighteen years old he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and applied to Harvard University....   [tags: indoor entertainment, oyster bay]
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The Drawbacks of Entitlement in What is Poverty? by Theodore Dalrymple - ... With the proletariats being given what they require, and treating these benefits as rights, they never receive enlightenment, or even emancipation. In this case, the bourgeoisie are no responsible for exploiting the proletariats. As a matter of fact, the proletariats are restricting their own enlightenment. By not having to face the consequences of their actions, the proletariats do not have a strong superego. No matter what they do, and no matter what the consequences are, they do not face the results because the government assists them....   [tags: enlightenment, proletariats, spirituality] 824 words
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Theodore Roethke and The Waking - Theodore Roethke and The Waking In describing the way he receives life's lessons and learned experiences, Theodore Roethke uses repetition of two different sentences and a simple rhyme scheme to help the reader understand his outlook on how to endure life. The two sentences repeated throughout the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" and "I learn by going where I have to go" [with slight variation in the latter]. "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" shows up in stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 6 and figuratively means that Roethke awakens in the morning and learns from the day's experiences....   [tags: Waking Essays] 494 words
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The 26th President of The United States: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States in 1901 after the assassination of William McKinley. INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City to Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt, Sr. and Martha “Mittie” Bulloch. Throughout his young life he was known to friends and family members as “Teedie” because he was not very fond of the nickname “Teddy.” As a young boy he spent a lot of his time being homeschooled in their handsome, four-story brownstone house on East 20th St....   [tags: Biography, Politics]
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Theodore Roosevelt: The Great Environmentalist - Theodore Roosevelt: The Great Environmentalist This Paper will outline President Theodore Roosevelt’s role in helping to conserve our environment during his administration (1901-1909). It will also examine his theory of a stronger American democracy through environmental conservationism. “The movement for the conservation of wildlife, and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources, are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.” (Roosevelt 274) As president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a central policy issue of his administration....   [tags: History] 2026 words
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Presidential Biography of Theodore Roosevelt - Presidential Biography of Theodore Roosevelt Ascension To The White House As Governor of New York, Roosevelt would once againl stand on his own and distance himself from the political bosses and machines that got him elected. The head of the Republican machine, Thomas Platt, had misgivings about making Roosevelt governor of New York because of Roosevelt's total independence and his reform nature. But in the gubernatorial race of 1898, with the bad press the Republican Party was receiving, there seemed to be no one else who had a chance....   [tags: American Presidents History Governmental Essays] 4319 words
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Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt's Imperialistic America - American taking part in imperialism gained its motion from both economic and cultural justifications that stemmed from America's history of expansion; American imperialism only varied slightly in the first few generations of presidents as we will explore sampling from Theodore Roosevelt's presidency on into Woodrow Wilson's presidency. American's previous western expansion became the breeding grounds for American imperialistic justification. Though cultural justifications were used to keep the public interest in support of imperialism economic justifications were viewed as more important throughout the history of imperialism, even in uniting the similarities of Theodore Roosevelt's and Woodr...   [tags: economic and cultural justifications] 1172 words
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Progressive Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson - The Progressive Movement that occurred during the early 20th century was a time of major reform in the United States of America. During this time, there was a group of activists that referred to themselves as the Progressives, and they sought to change society for the people. The way that they intended to do this was change through their ideals of democracy, efficiency, regulation, and social justice. With this movement came the election that changed the course of America’s history “…demonstrating a victory for progressive reforms as both Progressive candidates accounted for 75 percent of all the votes” (Bowles)....   [tags: American political history] 869 words
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Caribbean isle of Curaçao in The Cay by Theodore Taylor - ... This twelve-year-old boy is the main character in the story, and his struggle for survival is portrayed as the main problem in the book. Phillip is “made” by the author, Taylor, into a character a Deer Creek seventh-grader, or any other American middle-schooler, can relate to. The aspect of Phillip that is the easiest to relate to is his coming-of-age. As I will explain in far more detail in the paragraph you are about to read, Phillip’s journey into a mature young man is something that many of us can connect with....   [tags: adventure, conflict, journey]
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The Distinction of Social Classes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - By the later part of the 1800’s New York and Chicago were some of the largest cities in the world and both had populations that exceeded a million. With the growing population, the economy’s stability began to fluctuate. The instability within the states gave rise to two distinct populations within America, the upper and the working classes. Theodore Dreiser, knowing the volatile state America was built upon, highlighted the economic differences between the wealthy and the poor in his novel Sister Carrie....   [tags: economics, wealth, income]
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The English Underclass in Dr. Theodore Dalrymle's “Life at the Bottom - ... I can’t help but see this as cheating, and it reminded me of a case I once read in the U.S of these same illegal actions. In the case of Beverly Hill, a former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, who was indicted for changing test scores “between 2005 and 2009, test answers were altered, fabricated and falsely certified. About 180 teachers were implicated initially; this is believed to date back to early 2001, when standardized testing scores began to turn around for 50,000 students within the Atlanta school district”....   [tags: poverty, suffering, education] 1139 words
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The Riddles of Existence by Earl Conee and Theodore Sider - ... Most birds fly to the south where its warm and other animals eat a lot of food to hibernate in the winter. Then when springs comes along, most animals give birth when there is an abundance of food. If the laws are deterministic (things in social, nature, and psychological ways are usually causes by preceding events or natural laws) then the first conditions are fixed then everything after that first condition will be fixed. That’s a big issue because when someone encounters a choice or a decision you can choose one way and act that way or you can choose the other way and act that way....   [tags: philosophy, free will] 900 words
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Analysis of Poems by Theodore Roethke and Robert Hayden - ... The line "with a palm caked hard by dirt" (Roethke) tells the reader this. His father has been out working and stopped by the bar for a drink or maybe he was drinking whiskey at home. However, he takes the time to participate in a bedtime ritual for his son. This is important. This time of playfulness between father and son is something that his son cherishes. "But I hung on like death" tells us how much he wanted to keep up with his father and is exaggerated to show the playful nature. And even though, the dance becomes somewhat painful when the boy's ear scrapes his father's belt buckle, the boy still holds on....   [tags: Child, Father] 974 words
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Comparison: William Jennings Bryan &Theodore Roosevelt - The United States has a long history of great leaders who, collectively, have possessed an even wider range of religious and political convictions. Perhaps not unexpectedly, their beliefs have often been in conflict with one another, both during coinciding eras, as well as over compared generations. The individual philosophies of William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, with regard to America’s roles in world affairs and foreign diplomacy; are both varied and conflicted. Despite those conflicts however, each leader has left his own legacy behind, in terms of how the U.S....   [tags: U.S. Leaders, World Affairs]
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How Edward Theodore Gain Became a Serial Killer - Most serial killers are psychopaths. They are really frighteningly irrational people, but people who have no human conscience and no capacity for remorse. They also see other human beings as objects that can be manipulated and exploited and used for their own depraved purposes. It is nearly impossible for them to feel any sort of sympathy. Ed Gein raises the question in my mind, “Are monsters born, or are they created?” In this case study, I am going to explain who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, why’s, and how’s of Edward Theodore Gein....   [tags: murder, mother, remains] 1454 words
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Analysis of My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke the speaker is reflecting on a childhood memory that he and his father shared. This poem has two different interpretations and theories of the relationship between the speaker and his father. Some people such as myself view it as a loving relationship between father and son. Others view it as riddled with undertones hinting at an abusive relationship between father and son. There are instances in the poem that contribute to both of the theorized meanings of the poem....   [tags: Son, Relationship, Abuse] 560 words
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Theodore Roosevelt Administration: Fighting Corruption and Big Businesses - ... Mitchell went ahead, approached the president and requested him to form a mediation council. However, ironically the employees and even Baer refused arbitration. Under the pressure from American citizens and Republican and not considering his actions, Roosevelt came up with a plan of replacing the strikers with army troops to start mining coal again if they could not come to a consensus. Luckily, Elihu Root, the War secretary was able to prevent disaster; working with J.P. Morgan who was a banker convinced the minors to take independent arbitration....   [tags: blue collars, antiquities act] 1230 words
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Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal - Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal Theodore Roosevelt may be one of the most powerful presidents that attacked Trusts1 and corporations to make them just so that everyone could prosper. Thayer, a friend of Roosevelt wrote, ". . .he took the deepest personal satisfaction in fighting the rich and the soulless corporations. . ." (Thayer). This led into the 1920's a prosperous decade in which people received "new money." Theodore Roosevelt stressed more for people to be responsible than to be autonomous, or, in other words, to help others besides helping yourself....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Theodore Robert Cowell: Stone Cold Killer - This person is very well known, he is one of the most disgusting men to have walked on this earth. He is known to be very good in the aspect of hiding clues of being a serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and has a sexual attraction to young women and females. He is confessed to about 30 homicides that took place during a ten year time period in many different states. This man’s total killings could be very much higher but many will never know. Theodore Robert Cowell aka “Ted Bundy” is a man many see today as a stone cold killer....   [tags: serial killer, rapist, ted bundy]
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Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt - Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Throughout the ages there have been many great leaders. These leaders are powerful in many ways, with a strong control over the people, and a place in history. But who would have guessed that two cousins would be some of the greatest government figures ever. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, both American presidents, both American Heroes. Without these dignitaries, the American advancement into the present day would be incomplete and/or impossible....   [tags: American History Presidents Essays] 1895 words
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Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt - After the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt inherited a growing empire when he took office in 1901. The U.S. had annexed Hawaii in 1898 and Spanish-American War granted the U.S. control of the Philippines. It also led the U.S. to establish a protectorate over Cuba and grant territorial status for Puerto Rico. By taking on the Philippine Islands as an American colony after the Spanish-American War he had ended the U.S.'s isolation from international politics. Theodore Roosevelt believed that nations should pursue a strenuous life and do their part to maintain peace and order....   [tags: American History] 829 words
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Theodore Dreiser and Psychology - At the time of Theodore Dreiser’s writings world culture was looking to find the psychological reasons for society’s miscreants. Psychology was the new science fad due to the popularity of Freud and other psychologists. People were beginning to delve into the world of the subconscious as the source of their troubles. No longer were all mental illnesses considered maladies of the brain. Some were being able to be treated through the treatment of the psyche, a Freudian term. Hypnotism was a popular method of therapy....   [tags: essays research papers] 2057 words
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Theodore Roethkes Poem Sale - When you first read it, Theodore Roethke’s poem “Sale” seems like it is about a house that is empty and for sale. The metaphors, similes, connotation, and personification show the sadness of the house and the more important point. The poem is actually about the death of a grandfather and everything in the house seems to remind him of his grandfather and how his grandfather was an abusive man to him and the rest of his family. He is trying to let go lost memories. In the beginning of the poem Roethke writes, “-And an attic of horrors, a closet of fears.” (1.4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1327 words
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Mornings on Horseback, by David McCullough - Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough traces the early life of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. McCullough examines Theodore's love of the outdoors, his health problems, and his family relations. He also discusses Theodore's time at Harvard University, his first marriage, and his entrance into politics. These experiences helped shape and influence Roosevelt's later years, as President of the United States and other political positions. I like pizza a lot. Like a whole bunches of goodlieness. There the best....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.] 764 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - The most important person in American history is Theodore Roosevelt. During his life, he made a great impact on America. Roosevelt was the 26th president and fought in the Spanish-American War, also known as the Cuban War. He was the most influential person who supported the completion of construction of the Panama Canal. One of the first and most important National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, was named after him too. During his presidency, he inspired many. If it was not for Theodore Roosevelt, our society would not be as advanced as it is today....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1182 words
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