Theodore Roosevelt

By: Tiffany Fairchild

Baby steps to success

Theodore was born October 27th 1858, he lived in New York with his wealthy family. He was diagnosed with asthma and nearsightedness at a young age. During his youth he worked hard trying to improve his asthma and other weaknesses. He studied with a tutor until he was accepted by Harvard. There he made good grades and even wrote a book, The Naval War of 1812 , that was published in 1880.

Going into Politics...

After college he married Alice Lee going into the study of law. In 1881, he was elected to the New York state assembly and reelected to two more annual terms in 1882 and 1883. In 1884 Roosevelt experienced two tragedies on the same day: his wife Alice died giving birth and his mother Eleanor also died by a fever. He left politics that year.

"Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace."

~Theodore Roosevelt
Social and Industrial Justice speech

It is one of his speeches containing the his wise words he spoke to the people about Social and Industrial Justice. (WARNING is a YouTube video)