Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt




Theodore Roosevelt
“The life of Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
was one of constant activity, immense energy,
and enduring accomplishments. As the
twenty-sixth President of the United States,
Roosevelt was the wielder of the Big Stick, the
builder of the Panama Canal, an avid
conservationist, and the nemesis of the
corporate trusts that threatened to monopolize
American business at the start of the century.
His exploits as a Rough Rider in the
Spanish-American War and as a cowboy in the
Dakota Territory were indicative of his spirit
of adventure and love of the outdoors. Reading
and hunting were lifelong passions of his;
writing was a lifelong compulsion.”
After graduating magna cum laude, from the
Harvard University, Theodore began to lay the
building blocks for his public career. He began
one of the most historic political careers ever.
Roosevelt put his early political years in these
words, “I rose like a rocket”.
After being a New York Assemblyman, United
States Civil Commissioner, Assistant Secretary
of the Navy, Roosevelt played a significant role
in the Spanish-American War. The Spanish, who
once thrived in the new world, really only
controlled Cuba now. But the Cubans attempted
several times to receive their independence. The
Cubans were mistreated, so the United States
stepped in. War was declared against Spain by
the United States. As the war went on Roosevelt
began a group called the Rough Riders. This
group consisted of largely cowboys, Indians, and
college athletes. The group was led by Teddy and
Colonel Leonard Wood.
On June 30, the Rough Riders marched to
Santiago. Then On July 1, the Rough Riders
played a huge role in the American victory at
San Juan Hill. Now with the Hills, Teddy the
Rough Riders and the rest of the American
troops, were ready to attack Santiago. Later,
because Spain could not fight anymore, Spain
asked for a peace agreement. Now Teddy was a
war hero, this is nothing but help his chances
for the U.S. President spot.
After holding the governor spot over New
York, Theodore ran as Vice President with
William McKinley. On September 6, 1901 President
McKinley was assassinated by, a anarchist named
Leon Czolgosz. And the Rough Rider, cowboy, was
now the President of the United States.
“Although only 42, by far the youngest president
in the nation’s history up to that time,
Roosevelt brought solid qualifications to the
office.” “ No event had a more profound effect
on Theodore Roosevelt’s political career.”
As the President, Roosevelt look out for the
best interest of the United States. In dealing
with business, President Roosevelt was
determined to see that no “Big Business” had a
monopoly. As a result in early 1902, the
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