A Progressive President
Early Life and Political Career
Teddy Roosevelt was born in New York, New York on October 27th 1858. He was homeschooled due to his illness with asthma. He also attended Harvard and Columbia Law School. He was also physically active with activities such as weight lifting and boxing.
He was a writer of the book The Naval War of 1812 which established him as a learned historian and a writer. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (1882-1884), but with the death of his mother and wife, he decided to be a be a rancher in the Dakotas, but decided to return to politics in the 1890's. His political roles during this time included being a member of the US Civil Service Commission, President of the NYC Board of Police Commissioners, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Lieutenant Colonel of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish American War, New York State governor, and Vice President of the United States.