... 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.
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John Calvin Coolidge, soon to be the 30th president of the United States, was born on Independence Day, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. His father, who was also named John Calvin Coolidge Sr. was a hard working farmer, storekeeper, and businessman. Coolidge Sr. cared for his son after his wife died of tuberculosis when Calvin was just twelve. Abigail Grace Coolidge, Calvin's younger sister died when she was just fifteen, a few years after their mother had died. After Coolidge graduated Black River Academy, he went on to study law at Amherst College, Massachusetts, then passing his bar exam in 1897, which is an exam students must take before they can become attorneys. A year later after his bar exam, he opened his own law office in Northampton where he handled real estate deals (land and buildings) and bankruptcies. He gained reputation for being a hard working man and solving problems his own way --by staying out of court. Shortly after, he married Grace Anna Goodhue, a teacher at Clarke School for the Deaf. They had two sons, one of which was Calvin Jr., who passed on from an unt...
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.
In Roosevelt’s early years he had the education to become a great leader, undertaking personal challenges and political obstacle he overcame personal and city improvements. Roosevelt’s succeeding challenge would be to lead a struggling nation.
In Hyde Park, New York in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born, from parents James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. At the age of 23 he married his cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, together they had six children which only five survived infancy. FDR grew up with some influence of politics. His fifth cousin Theodore Roosevelt was president as a democrat and FDR followed his footsteps as a democratic leader. Both of his parents were fortunate enough to inherit a large fortune to provide a wealthy lifestyle for their children. With the help of his parents and private tutors FDR received a beneficial education. Eventually he attended Groton (1886-1900), a prestigious preparatory school in Massachusetts, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard. Later he studied law at Colombia and s...
With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt stepped up to become the youngest president in our nation’s history at the mere age of forty three. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency. The revolution of his life brought many events and new ideas to the world. Roosevelt was a republican, and an excellent leader. His outlook on a better, improved United States caught the attention of the whole country. Roosevelt was not only a good leader as a president but also within every leadership position he held. Prior to his presidency, Roosevelt served as a New York legislature, commissioner of police for New York, assistant secretary of the Navy at the beginning of the Spanish-American War, second in command of the Rough Riders in Cuba, and the governor of New York. He was a man of many accomplishments but clearly also knew how to be an outstanding leader. While he was a commissioner of police he restored the department, made promotions based on merit, and worked his fellow policemen to serve the people as they should. Roosevelt established group called the Rough Riders as a volunteer force to free Cuba from the Spanish after the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor. During the Spanish-American war Roosevelt served as the lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment. He and his group ...
When he came back his successor, William Howard Taft, was in charge of the country. Taft made a mess of the country. He had different ideas than Roosevelt and made changes to his trust-busting policies. This made Roosevelt come back into politics and tried to get presidency again. Since both Taft and Roosevelt were Republican the party split because some were with Taft and some with Roosevelt. Not only did the party split but so did the votes. Taft stayed in the Republican party and Roosevelt made a new party known as the Bull Moose Party. Due to this issue, the Democrats won the election of 1912 and Woodrow Wilson was elected President. After this fail, Roosevelt left politics and left to the Brazilian jungle where he almost died of an illness (Cooper, 2012). Roosevelt wanted to explore what no other man had explored before. He was a fearless man with a hunger for adventure despite the dangers. When World War I broke out in 1914, Roosevelt tried to get involved hoping he would get the nomination for the Republican party in 1916. He would do anything to go against the Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Roosevelt tried to lead a division in France but was rejected and his anger toward Wilson grew even more. Due to his his support of the war and the attacks on Wilson, Roosevelt lost all hope of getting the 1920 nomination. Sadly, Roosevelt died on January 1919 at the age of
Roosevelt was raised in a life of comfort and refuge by his parents in Dutchess County, New York (Brinkley). Up until he was fourteen, he was homeschooled by his parents and tutors. Later he attended Groton, a boarding school in Massachusetts and for the first time in his life, found himself surrounded by other boys his age. After graduating from Groton, Roosevelt went to Harvard where he began to get more socially involved by running for class office and becoming president of the school newspaper (Brinkley). He graduated in 1904 with mostly B's and soon after, married his fifth cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt (Feinberg 9-46). From then on, Roosevelt would become the senator of New York, an assistant secretary of the Navy, governor of New York, and eventually, president of the United States (Feinberg 9-46). Although Roosevelt did not earn very high grades in school, his teachers often mentioned he was incredibly intelligent. The education Roosevelt received while growing up may have guided him in his decision making throughout his presidential career.
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.