Theodore Roosevelt Research Paper

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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. He was born in New York and was known for being extremely active while in the White House. He lived to the age of sixty and is lived one of the most exciting lives of any president Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1858. Growing up Roosevelt was a sickly child who often fell ill. To Maintain a healthier condition he did weightlifting and gymnastics. Roosevelt went to Harvard, graduating in 1880 and going to Columbia University Law School where he met and married Alice Hathaway Lee. Roosevelt’s mother on Valentine’s Day, 1884 and on the same day Alice gave birth to the couple first and only child. A few hours later Alice died of Kidney disease and Roosevelt named their daughter Alice in honor of her. Grieving, Theodore left Alice with his sister and went to the badlands of the Dakota Territory. After returning, he married a close friend from his youth named Edith Kermit Carow. Together they raised Alice and five children of their own. Roosevelt became a war hero from the Spanish-American war and upon returning began to get political …show more content…

While in office he tried to bring the United States out of isolation and create relationships and alliances with other countries. He believed that America should “speak softly and carry a big stick.” With the alliances he wanted with other countries he also wanted defense, so he built up the United States’ navy making it one of the best in the world. While in office he also helped panama secede from Colombia and he helped build the Panama Canal. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping end the Russo-Japanese war. While he was in the White House he continued to box and is considered one of the most active presidents while in the White House. As his term ended he grudgingly agreed to keep his pledge and did not run again and instead gave his support to William Howard

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