Theodore  Roosevelt Jr.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919)

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President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Jr.
Born in New York City, New York, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Brookline, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married in London, Englandmap
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Died in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USAmap
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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was awarded a Medal of Honor.



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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
25th President
William McKinley




Preceded by
24th Vice President

Garret Hobart




Preceded by
32nd Governor

Frank S. Black
Theodore Roosevelt
26th President
of the United States
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1901—1909

25th Vice President
of the United States
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1901

33rd Governor
of New York
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1899—1900
Succeeded by
27th President
William Howard Taft




Succeeded by
26th Vice President

Charles W. Fairbanks




Succeeded by
34th Governor

Benjamin Barker Odell Jr.



Contents

Biography

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the only president to receive the Medal Of Honor, was characterized as being a depressed, neurotic, imperalistic and opportunistic individual. He served as Governor of NY, was married twice, became Vice President under McKinley and was the youngest President as he was 42 years old when he took the office.

Theodore Roosevelt was our 26th president. He was named after his father Theodore Roosevelt Sr. His mother’s name was Martha Roosevelt. Teddy had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Their names were Anna, Corinne and Elliott. Theodore grew up in New York City. He went to school at Harvard and graduated in 1880. Some of the things most important to Theodore included hunting and protecting the environment. He also liked to box to build his physique.

When Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee, he deeply loved her. He was very excited about the birth of their first child Edith Alice in February 1884. He lost his wife and mother on the same day, two days after the baby's birth. His second marriage to Edith Roosevelt was a Very good one. With Edith, Teddy had his son Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Theodore knew Edith for most of their lives. They were both infants when they first met by Corinne, Teddy’s sister.

September 14, 1901, is when Theodore Roosevelt became president. The way he became president was because president McKinley was assassinated. President Roosevelt wasn’t only a vice president or a president, he was also a deputy sheriff in Dakota Territory. He was also police commissioner of New York City, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Colonel of the Rough Riders. All this happened by the age of 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.

It was January 6, 1919, when Theodore passed away from coronary embolism. He was buried in Young's Memorial Cemetery at Oyster Bay, New York.

Theodore Roosevelt had a tremendous amount of education. He had attended Harvard, where he had developed an interest in naval affairs. Not only was Roosevelt intelligent, but he was also quiet athletic boxing in college. He stayed at Harvard for a year, left in 1881 to run for a seat in the state legislature.

Theodore Roosevelt later became the 26th president of the United States. He was part of the leadership of Progressive Movements, as well as a leader of the Republican Party. He was a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, as well as a soldier. Roosevelt had accomplished many things in his career, and he was recognized as one of the greatest presidents ever.

He lived in New York, NY, and was born to a wealthy family. He was forced to adapt to a very well educated lifestyle. Roosevelt stayed at home most of his time learning and educating himself with natural history. He tried to be the best, and smartest man he possibly could be and did everything he could to better himself, he never wasted time or slacked off.

His main hobbies and interests were reading, and adventures. He especially loved to read science, nature, and hunting books because he found them very amusing and interesting. Roosevelt was truly a widely-recognized man, and was a true honor to society. He was considered a true American hero, the example that people should live by.

He went to school at Harvard and graduated in 1876.

He was a sickly child, but even tho he was weak he lived a very active life which included boxing.

He published his first historical book in 1882 called The Naval War of 1812.

Roosevelt married twice. He married Alice Hathaway Lee on his 22nd birthday October 26, 1880. Then on Febuary 14th, 1884 Alice passed away from blights disease and on the same day Roosevelt's mother passed away from typhoid fever. Then in 1886 Roosevelt married Edith Kermit Carow, who he had 5 children with.

Teddy was 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. Later in 1898 he became governor of New York. He became Vice President of the U.S. and after 6 months when president William Mckinley was assassinated he became the 26th president of the United States until 1909.

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.

It was January 6, 1919 when Teddy passed away from a heart attack. He was buried in New York, at Youngs Memorial Cemetery.

He was a successful president, naturalist, historian, lawyer and explorer.

The Spanish American war which elevated Roosevelt's career was small (ten weeks). A new American Empire began as well as destruction of the Spanish Empire. This resulted in igniting Roosevelt's political career as he returned a war hero and national celebrity[1]

Legacy

  • 1998 - One hundred years after the Spanish American War, Theodore Roosevelt was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.[1] [2]
  • Roosevelt County, Montana and Roosevelt County, New Mexico are both named in President Roosevelt's honor.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Spanish American war
  2. Home of Heroes Medal of Honor Citation for Theodore Roosevelt
  • Gary Boyd Roberts, Notable Kin, Volume One Publisher Carl Boyer, 3rd; Location: Santa Clarita, California; Date: 1998; Published in cooperation with the New England Historic genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts
  • PBS.org - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
  • BBC.Co.UK - Historic Figures - Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919) 26th President of the United States
  • [1] The Big Stick


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Memories: 2

On 30 Oct 2009 Joseph Nieto wrote:

Theodore Roosevelt will be mainly remember because he was our 26th president. He had an eight year presidency. He is the one who founded The NCAA also known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. While he was in office he gave federal protection over 230 million acres of land that spread from Maine to Florida.


On 29 Oct 2009 Mark O'Neill wrote:

Inspiring quote:

"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 23 Feb 2017 at 03:31 GMT Cynthia (Wilfong) Mangiafico wrote:

I added several pictures, if the team feels any of them need to be deleted, I will understand

On 15 Jun 2015 at 22:16 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Please add wikitreepresidents@googlegroups.com to the trusted list for this profile.

On 17 Apr 2015 at 12:30 GMT Cara Kajewski wrote:

Possibly an error with child - Alice Lee Roosevelt was born to Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt in 1884 - the paragraph suggests the childs name to be Edith Alice.

On 17 Sep 2014 at 15:11 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

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On 17 Sep 2014 at 14:51 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

I love this profile a lot. Great work!

On 14 Jul 2014 at 13:48 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

Project Members: Please add a direct reference to your source within the text (body) of the narrative. It is helpful to know which source is being used for the specific information added.

On 14 Jul 2014 at 13:46 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

Regarding use of Gary Boyd Roberts: I am still investigating who listed this as a source since it is not referenced directly in the text.

On 14 Jul 2014 at 12:28 GMT M. (Stewart) H. wrote:

who is Gary Boyd Roberts? "Notable Kin" was published in 1998. Did we get permission to use their source as it is still under copyrite?

On 30 Oct 2009 at 00:18 GMT Joseph Nieto wrote:

Quotes by Teddy Roosevelt

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." What he is trying to say is that if u believe in yourself then you can do anything basically.



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