Roosevelt truly expanded the power of the presidency dramatically with his Square Deal, and Foreign Policy. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City to an affluent family. Due to his chronic illness he was homeschooled, but compensated through strenuous exercise. Teddy graduated from Harvard in 1880, studied at Columbia Law School and married Alice Hathaway Lee. Theodore Roosevelt dropped out of law school and got into politics, joining the New York Assembly.
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.
Roosevelt, Theodore (American President) (c. 1858-1919) Roosevelt’s presidency began with the chaos of McKinley’s assassination in 1901, when Roosevelt was 43 years old, and ended after his second term, achieved by his election to President in 1904. Although Roosevelt’s selection as McKinley’s Vice-President was more of a political pay-off, and the New York political machine, fearing an independent Roosevelt, was more than ready to say good-bye to Roosevelt as Governor, Roosevelt is acknowledged by most historians as having waged a vigorous and winning campaign, while his presidential candidate seemed content to stay behind. With McKinley’s assassination, the Republicans and the country had bought themselves an activist president who, in the span of seven years, turned an isolationist America into a world power which created American leadership and power in world affairs, dealt corporations a new set of rules, enacted a philosophy and policy of environmental conservation, set forth a progressive agenda which held Victorian values at its fulcrum, and dealt with the social and economic issues presented by the burst of immigrants. The issues of non-english speaking immigrants, large corporate trusts acting with greed, defining America’s role in the world politic, all faced Roosevelt, as they face Bush today. Moreover, Roosevelt fashioned policies, rationales, and enacted legislation to engage this challenge and pursued an even more aggressive presidential activism in his second term.
Their daughter, also named Alice, as Alice Roosevelt Longworth became a well-known Washington personality in later years. In 1886 Roosevelt married Edith Carow of New York, who became his most valued adviser. They had a daughter and four sons, the oldest of whom, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was a decorated hero in the two world wars. Early Political Career After graduation from college, Roosevelt entered politics and abandoned the study of law when, as a Republican, he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1881. He attracted immediate attention in the press with his upper-class background, colorful ... ... middle of paper ... ...llowed to raise a division to fight in France after the United States entered the war in 1917.
By the end of the war, his brother Joe, who was expected to be the first Kennedy to run for office, had been killed in the war. Now the family's political expectations passed on to John, who had originally planned to carry out an journalistic or academic career. He was expected to run for office and to win, which he did actually. His political career begun as Congressman in 1946, when he first represented the state of Massachusetts. He received almost twice the amount of votes as his Democratic opponent.
He would soon become known as a TrustBuster. Roosevelt used American power for American interests and was quoted as saying, “I am an American first and last. “ Although some historians argue that Roosevelt acted like a six-year-old throughout his presidency and that he didn’t think things through, ie “he thought with his hips”, one can admire the tremendous leadership qualities that Teddy Roosevelt had. First, he was a very bold man who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. The average citizen was aware of what a “positive, warm and tough, authoritative and funny” president that they had leading them.
In 1930, Roosevelt ran for governor of New York and won, regaining his confidence in his political career. In that same year is when he began his run for presidency for the first time, embracing Henry a Wallace as his running mate. Republicans were blamed for the cause of the Great Depression. Making his campaign easy, Roosevelt recognized this as leisure to help his nomination. He used th... ... middle of paper ... ...y percent of the popular vote and won 523 of 531 electoral votes.
His father Theodore Roosevelt Sr. of Dutch heritage and his mother Martha Bulloch was known as a southern belle. His family owned a glass import business. He spent most of his early life in his family’s home getting homeschooled due to his asthma and illness. This is where Teddy found his love for animal life, but by his teens his dad made him follow a physical routine that included weightlifting and boxing. He went to college at Harvard and by his second year his dad passed away and that caused him to work harder to achieve his goals.
Theodore and his father built a gym in the house so he could pick weights and box. From that point on he had a sports routine including boxing and weightlifting, and later he discovered that he loved hiking. With the help of his father Theodore became a well-rounded person. The Roosevelt children had bad health from the beginning, Bamie had spinal reflect because she was dropped as a baby, and Elliot suffered from rushes of blood to his head.... ... middle of paper ... ...ty, so he could run for president again. He lost the election.
Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858. As a young boy, Roosevelt spent a lot of time being home-schooled, due to his asthma. Doctors also discovered that his heart was weak, even though he lived a very active life. Party bosses nominated Roosevelt to the vice presidency, assuming that Roosevelt would be incapable of continuing his progressive policies. On September 6, 1901, a radical shot President William McKinley, who died days later, making Roosevelt the 26th President of U.S.A.. During a campaign election in 1912, an assassin shot Roosevelt in the chest, but fortunately Roosevelt recovered.