Theodore Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents. He created the FDA and improved the position of the presidency greatly. Before Theodore came to be president, the position of presidency was slow and wasn’t very interesting so he made the executive branch more powerful by starting new reforms and a strong foreign policy. The life of a president is hard. It is full of stress, responsibilities, and a strong dedication the welfare of your country. Theodore had to deal with all of these presidential stresses, taking up much of his time. Do you know, though, that despite being a president, he led a life of excitement and freedom that many other presidents had never before experienced? Theodore, “Teddy” as his first wife Alice called him, Roosevelt was more than just our president, he was a dedicated author who wrote many books; he was also a rancher, and, surprisingly, he was a big time hunter. Even though Theodore Roosevelt was a president, his life was filled with exciting adventure, times of hardships, responsibilities to many, and influences upon many government positions.
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in New York City, to Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Roosevelt (Unites States. National Park Service. History: Theodore Roosevelt: Life). As a child, Teddy was burdened with an “acute” asthma, his eyesight was horrible, having to wear thick glasses his whole life, and his physical stature was small and frail (Teddy Roosevelt). His father advised Teddy to dedicate himself to physical fitness. Heeding his father's advice, Teddy soon began to develop a muscular frame and his asthma and frailness bothered him less and less (Teddy Roosevelt). “Teedie” was also a childhood nickname he had (Theodore Roosevelt Hi...
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