Considered the father of the modern American Navy, Roosevelt persuaded Congress to provide funding for modern steel-hulled battleships and sent the Great White Fleet—16 ships from the Atlantic fleet—in an around-the-world cruise, which raised America’s visibility and respect among world powers. Roosevelt left his greatest mark on conserving America’s natural resources. He realized the country’s abundant resources were being used faster than they could be replaced or replenished, and that great natural wonders like the Grand Canyon were in danger of commercial development. This led him as president to use executive power like none of his predecessors had, to protect nearly 230 million acres of land, including 150 national forests, the first 55 federal wildlife refuges, 5 national parks, and the first 18 national monument sites.
When he was young, his most successful design was actually a large 4 engine plane that the military converted to use as a bomber during WWI, and it flew hundreds of successful combat missions. One of Igor’s helicopters, the R-4, was flown by American military forces during WWII and used for the first successful helicopter rescue to save pilots that had crashed behind enemy lines in Burma. In WWII, pilots flew helicopters on missions to gather military information and to rescue soldiers. The main buyers of helicopters today are the military and civilian rescue teams. During his lifetime, he received many medals and awards for aviation, including the U.S. Presidential Certificate of Merit, the Guggenheim Medal and Certificate, and the National Defense Award.
(A3) Theodore's father had left his family while his mother moved to the town of Carlsbad for her health. Theodore attended Harvard College from 1876 to 1880. (A4) Since he had such dangerous asthma and being around dust would be dangerous, he had to live in his own private house while attending college. (A4) He had was active in many extracurricular activities, but excelled in boxing, finishing second in the Harvard boxing championship. (B1) His father died in 1878, and Roosevelt took it very hard.
Theodore Roosevelt stepped into head of office on September 19, 1901 when President William McKinley was assassinated. He was the youngest man to become president. His motto was “speak softly but carry a big stick.” President Roosevelt would come into power offering America the square deal. He would take the power away from the industrialists as he controlled big business from the White House. He would soon become known as a TrustBuster.
During his presidency, Roosevelt led the United States through the worst crises of the century, The Great Depression and World War II (Britannica School). Roosevelt was very likable and many of people thought of him as a father figure(Burns). Before he was elected into office, Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio and was the first president with a major disability. Roosevelt was also the first president to use technology to give speeches. The speeches he gave were over the radio and called Fireside Chats.
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... ... middle of paper ... ... 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.
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. Mark on January the 11th 1883, Theodore Roosevelt has once again deliver a speech at Buffalo, New York entitled “The Duties of American Citizenship”.
Roosevelt's popularity and success in naval affairs resulted in him being nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party. However, Republican Warren Harding got into the presidency, and Roosevelt returned to private life. In the summer of 1921 Roosevelt contracted poliomyelitis, which is infantile paralysis. Despite efforts to overcome his crippling illness, he never regained the use of his legs. With the encouragement and help of his wife, Eleanor, and political close friend, Louis Howe, Roosevelt resumed his political career.
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.
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about President Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most successful presidents in the United States history. He achieved many goals in life. Some of these goals were as follows: 1) He won the Spanish-American War; 2) He won the Nobel Peace Prize; 3) He was the youngest president in United States history. He also had other positions in life such as: 1) He was a Historian; 2) Politician; 3) Cowboy; 4) Buffalo Hunter; 5) Crime Fighter; 6) Reformer; and 7) a Calvaryman. Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 and died in 1919.