Teddy Roosevelt Essay

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A presidents persona and character are determining factors of a president's policies and ideas. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was one of the greatest, most influential presidents that there ever was. Theodore Roosevelt made America a stronger and more powerful nation due to all of his careers and achievements in his life.
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27 1858 in Manhattan, New York. His parents were Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt. Growing up Teddy learned to love the outdoors and exercise. He part took in many activities like history, reading, and hunting in his early childhood. Teddy didn’t come from a poor family at all, Teddy was tutored at home by private teachers and took many trips to Europe and the Middle East. Teddy later went to further his education at Harvard University in 1876, where he would study many subjects like, German, history, zoology, forensics, and writing. Since he had some many interest it helped him become a well rounded individual and not just a one minded man. During his time at Harvard Teddy met his future wife Alice Hathaway Lee and were married in1880. After his marriage with Alice he decided to go to school at Columbia to study law. However, he decided to drop out after a year there to study political science. Teddy was then elected to the New York Assembly and served from 1882 to 1884. After he served in the assembly a tragedy occurred. Both his wife and mother died just within a couple hours of each other. After his tragic losses he moved out west to become a rancher to try to recover from both of the losses. Two years later in 1886 he came back to New York and found his next wife, Edith Kermit Carow, whom he raised six kids with including the one from his previous...

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...nted to help by doing anything he can. So, Teddy offered to organize a volunteer division, but the War Department turned him down. Teddy decided to raise awareness and get the people back home in America to get involved with the war efforts. Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep on January 6, 1919, in his beloved house at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York.
In conclusion, Teddy Roosevelt in my book is the greatest president to ever take the seat in the White House. He accomplished so many things and helped move America forward into the right direction. He won Nobel Peace prizes, accomplished one the world's greatest engendering feats, and took care of not only the people but the land that we Americans live on. Without Teddy, who knows where America would be. No one will ever know, but I guarantee you that we as Americans would not be as well off as we are now.
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