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Theodore Roosevelt Influences

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Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, also known as the conservationist president, became the 26th and youngest President of the nation’s history. Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” Roosevelt wanted individuals to do their part by protecting and cherishing the nation’s resources, and that led Teddy to be an important figure in American history. Roosevelt was important because he had the desire to make society more fair and equitable with economic opportunities for all Americans. America wouldn’t be the same without Roosevelt because of his dedication to conserve and make a change. Theodore “Teddy”…show more content…
In 1900 he was nominated for Vice President on a ticket with President McKinley. After Mckinley's assassination, Roosevelt became President of the U.S. At 42, he was the youngest ever to become a president. He had many influences early on in his life that helped him accomplish his goals as President. He was inspired by his uncle with the conservation policy. Another influence was the Spanish-American War. As lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, he was one of the most conspicuous heroes of the war (Freidel and Sidey, 2006). Teddy also had to overcome the thoughts of those who were bitter of him. Although Roosevelt unexpectedly became President of the U.S his first term, he was inspired to run for a second…show more content…
The main point of the Foreign Policy was to make the U.S a bigger influence on the world's stage. Roosevelt’s top priority was to build a better and stronger navy. He wanted the U.S. Navy to be a major force at sea. His second priority was to make peace but he also wanted to show that the U.S. would not mess around and that's how the policy got its name as the Big Stick Diplomacy. He also wanted to establish the Panama Canal so it would make it easier for the ships to travel instead of going around the South America tip. Roosevelt claimed this to be his biggest accomplishment as president (History.com Staff,
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