Biography of Theodore Roosevelt

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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. He was soon married to Alice Hathaway Lee, a woman from Massachusetts, and began to enter the realm of politics. Roosevelt was rising as a young new political star until one day, February 14, 1884, his wife, Alice died of Bright’s disease, and his mother died of typhoid. This saddened Roosevelt greatly, he moved to the Dakota Territory for two years and becoming a rancher and cattle driver then returning to politics in a big way when he returned. Although he lost the race for the mayor of New York City, he soon started an elite group known as the Roughriders becoming a war hero in the battle of and becoming the Governor of New York. He soon remarried to Edith Carow in 1886, with which he had several children. Teddy was elected as President William McKinley’s Vice President and after McKinley’s re-election and assassination in 1901, Roosevelt became the youngest President in the nations history. Many of the changes he made in his presidency are still clear to see today in everyday life. One of his first big initiatives was called the “Square Deal.” This deal helped to end the strikes going on around...

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... great presidents like Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt helped to set the bar high for future presidents and the future of our nation as a whole, a bar that is still a measuring point for the rest of the world to gage their success.

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