Theodore Roosevelt: Teddy Roosevelt

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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States after the assassination of William McKinley. He was born October 27, 1858, in New York and died on January 19, 1919. He is known for being one of the best presidents of the United States, from the building of the Panama Canal to his famous national reforms. Theodore had a different childhood because of his asthma illness, so he spent most of his childhood in his home with his family. Roosevelt had enrolled at Harvard and graduated with highest honors in 1880. He then enrolled in law school and then went on to his political career. His political career started as the mayor of New York City and then went to be the vice president of William McKinley, who would soon…show more content…
According to the National Parks Service, during Teddy Roosevelt 's presidency he had protected over 230,000,000 acres of land from terraforming. Teddy had completed his successful presidency and had set the bar above and beyond for the next president.He tried to run for president a third time but lost to Woodrow Wilson. On March 9, 1909 he packed up his things from the oval office and began the rest of his life as a civilian. After losing to Wilson, he and his son Kermit went to Brazil to explore the River of Doubt in the Amazon. He was the first man to navigate the 1000 mile river. The expedition was sponsored by the Museum of Natural History. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt died in his sleep on January 19, 1919 of a heart attack in his sleep at his house in Oyster Bay New York. According to "Theodore Roosevelt: Life After the Presidency" "One of the commissioners said that death had to take him in his sleep else he would have had a fight on his hands." Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most well-known presidents of the United States, so much so that he was portrayed in the movie "Night at the Museum." He has integrity bravery and most important of all he was a true patriot.
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