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Theodore Roosevelt

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"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick”. Theodore Roosevelt was a man of legacy, he truly redefined the American Nation. Teddy Roosevelt was forty-three years old when he took the office of Presidency, making him the youngest president in U.S. History. To many, he was the first modern day president. 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. Although soon after he lost his mother, and his wife on the same day. Utterly devastated, Roosevelt left his young daughter with his sister and left for the lands of North Dakota to start a new life.
In 1886, Roosevelt returned to New York and unsuccessfully ran for Mayor. During this time he married his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow, with whom he had five children. In 1897, he was appointed U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary under President William Mckinley. In 1898, at the start of the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt resigned his position and formed and equipped a calvary unit known as the Rough Riders Regiment. Roosevelt was Lieutenant Colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, where he led on a charge at the Battle of San Juan. He was one of the most conspicuous heroes of the war. When returning home, Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York in 1898. In 1900 he became Vice President of The United States under President Mckinley. Mckinley was assassinated a ...

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...gineering projects of the 20th Century. 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.
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