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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr was born in 1858 to Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch. Teddy had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Their names were Anna, Corinne and Elliott. Anna and Teddy were extremely close and Teddy called her "Bamie". Theodore or "Teedie" as he was known by family, hated the nickname Teddy, grew up in New York City. He was mostly homeschooled due to his Asthma and other illnesses. He went to school at Harvard where he developed an interest in naval affairs.
Theodore Roosevelt married his first wife Alice on October 27, 1880. He was very excited about the birth of their first child also named Alice in February 1884. He lost his wife and mother on the same day, two days after the baby's birth. He left baby Alice in the care of his sister Bamie, (Anna's nickname) while he grieved over his losses in the West.
His second marriage to Edith Kermit Carow produced 5 children. Theodore knew Edith for most of their lives and had actually dated and were engaged before he met his first wife Alice.
Theodore's hobbies included reading, hunting and protecting the environment. He also liked to box to build his physique. He especially loved to read science, nature, and hunting books because he found them very amusing and interesting.
He was considered a true American hero, the example that people should live by.
Theodore Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1880 and went on to Columbia Law School it there he dropped out to enter politics.
He published his first historical book in 1882 called The Naval War of 1812.
As a New York state legislator, he was appointed to the United States Civil Service Commission by Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and served until 1895. He worked as New York City Police Commissioner, for 2 years. He became Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1898 and and Colonel of the Rough Riders. Later in 1898 he became governor of New York.
He became Vice President of the U.S. and on September 14, 1901when president William Mckinley was assassinated he became the 26th president of the United States until 1909. He was 42.
President Theodore Roosevelt’s interventionist foreign policy subverted the Constitution and helped transform America into the most powerful nation on Earth.
Describing his foreign policy, Roosevelt quoted a West African proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." As president, Roosevelt used "big stick diplomacy" to seize unprecedented executive power in handling international affairs.
He was the first world leader to make an argument to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague. He also was first to call for convening of what became the Second Hague Peace Conference at which he got the Latin American Nations to equal the rest of the world.
When Roosevelt was president he tried to make the Republican Party more progressive, which included trust busting, and increasing the regulation of businesses.
Roosevelt helped create the Panama Canal and negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese war, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1912 Roosevelt when on a expedition to South America, where he got malaria. The malaria damaged his health.
He was a successful president, naturalist, historian, lawyer and explorer.
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the only president to receive the Medal Of Honor, was characterized as being a depressed, neurotic, imperialistic and opportunistic individual.
In 1918, his youngest son Quentin was killed in WWI.
It was January 6, 1919, when Theodore passed away from coronary embolism in his sleep at his home Sagamore Hill. He was buried in Young's Memorial Cemetery at Oyster Bay, New York.
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"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."-Theodore Roosevelt
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On 10 Apr 2018 at 01:32 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Adler, David A, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Holiday House, 2014
Roosevelt, Theodore, The Rough Riders: An Autobiography, Literary Classics of the United States, Inc, New York, New York
Dalton, Kathleen, Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2002
On 21 Dec 2017 at 13:33 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:
Category: Freemasonry "Theodore Roosevelt October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919 September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909 Initiated on January 2, 1901 in Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York." wikipedia.com
On 18 Sep 2017 at 00:02 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my Daughter, pgs 30-31, Harper Collins Publishing
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Be sure you are editing the biography after a merge or you get two bios like u had here.
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