How Did Theodore Roosevelt Lead Boldly

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At the age of forty-two, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest president in American’s history. In September 1901, President William McKinley was murdered in Buffalo, New York by a deranged anarchist, which led Vice President Roosevelt to take the oath of office. Bringing new excitement and power to the office, Theodore Roosevelt led Congress and the public towards strong foreign policy and progressive reforms. Roosevelt felt like he would take any action, as president, possible as long as it was not forbidden by the laws of the Constitution. “Roosevelt believed the president should lead, boldly” (page 592). Theodore was reelected in 1904, and won with 336 electoral votes. After the victory, Theodore announced he would not be running for

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