The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"

The Young Life

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1858 in New York City, New York. During his childhood, he was usually called teedie the name teddy came later. He also joined a gymnastics team and a weightlifting club to keep in shape. He later went on to graduate from Harvard University, New York in 1880. Once he graduated he went on to go to Columbia Law School, to marry Alice Hathaway Lee, and to have his first child Alice Lee Roosevelt. A little after, he dropped out to go and do public service. Unfortunately, when his mother died his spouse did too on the same day. He spent the next 2 years getting over the deaths. Then he married Edith Kermit Carow and had Theodore 3, Ethel, kermit, and Archibad.He was elected to the New York State Assembly at the age of only 23.

Roosevelt is a Progressive President

Roosevelt is a progressive president because he passed a whole bunch of acts. For example he made the square deal which increases the federal governments power and put a end to laissezfaire. Also, the Sherman Anti Trust Act, Meditated the coal strike, the Elkins Act (made railroads and shippers to offer rebates illegal), Hepburn Act of 1906(gave the ICC power to set maximum railroad rates), the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906(prohibited misleading labeling), the Meat Inspection Act of 1906(made sure that every meat bought is fresh), and he became the 1st modern president. Besides becoming the 1st modern president, all of those act, and the Square Deal made him a muckraker which led to Theodore Roosevelt becoming the very 1st progressive president. He is considered muckraker not only because he made all of these acts, he also helped the workers, labor, and the people instead of helping out monopolies, big bussiness, andbig brands, unlike other presidents we all know(McKinley).

The Hard Work Paid Off

President Roosevelt made many major accomplishments/achievements. Some of these major accomplishments/achievements are that he built the Panama Canal, he was the 1st modern president, he was the 1st president to fly, he was the 1st president to step foot into another country/continent, he is the 1st president to ride in a car, he won the Noble Peace Prize, and he survived an assassination attempt. Roosevelt is probably the luckiest president.

The Horrific Death of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt died while he was sleeping in Cove neck, New York, on January 6th, 1919.

The Explaination

I wanted to research Theodore Roosevelt because I was fascinated by how he became president, a progressive president, and a muckraker. Also he is one of my favorite presidents that we have learned so far.
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This is a picture of the young Theodore Roosevelt in his Sophomore year at Harvard.
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This is a picture of Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech for the factory workers.
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This picture represents a real button from the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
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This picture is a picture of Theodore Roosevelt's tombstone.