Theodore Roosevelt Papers

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Theodore Roosevelt Jojo Mbayu Mr. Lantagne World Studies 10 April 15th, 2014 Mbayu 1 Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born to Theodore Thee Roosevelt and Martha Stewart Bulloch on October 27th, 1858 in New York City, New York. His father was a businessman and his mother was a socialist. As a young boy, Theodore suffered from extreme asthma. It effected his health and child hood in a way also because medicine hadn’t been invented to treat the asthmas at that time period. Although that may have slowed him down a little bit, it didn’t completely stop him from enjoying his child hood. His father was a big reason to his improvement in health. He helped him exercise on a regular basis to better his asthma conditions. For most of his child hood he received a home schooling education. He ended up attending Harvard University in 1876. Sadly, two years later he faced the death of his father. The man he looked up to and was so proud of. After that he refocused and became more determined than ever. He had a real passion for geography and science, specifically zoology. After he successfully completed his education at Harvard University he then pursued the law field and attended Columbia Law School. “But, doubtless chiefly through my own fault, some of the teaching of the law books and of the classroom seemed to me to be against justice. The caveat emptor side of the law, like the caveat emptor side of business, seemed to me repellent; it did not make for social fair dealing”(Bartlyby). After being there for some time he realized law wasn’t something he really enjoyed and eventually decided to drop out of law school to pursue a different career. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...evelt also became the Vice President. September of that same year William McKinley was unfortunately assassinated and Vice President Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States. Unlike many presidents, Theodore Roosevelt helped all different types of citizens of America. He fought for the hard working farmers, the laborers who weren't rightly treated, the white colored workers and the businessmen. "Efforts continued over the next several years, to reduce the control of "big business" over the U.S. economy and workers. Earlier Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 to maintain economic liberty, and to eliminate restraints on trade and competition. This act came into play during Roosevelt's trust busting activities"(National Park Service). The Sherman Act was a big improvement on the economy and played a crucial role

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