Theodore Roosevelt For President
By: Alissa Olson
Why Good Old Teddy Should be President?
Theodore has been a great vice president. Now its time for him to be president
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, and grew up in New York City, the second of four children. He was always a sickly child afflicted with asthma. As a young boy, Roosevelt was tutored at home by private teachers. He traveled widely through Europe and the Middle East with his family during the late 1860s and early 1870s
Roosevelt was a New York City police commissioner.
After his appointment in 1895, Roosevelt attempted to reform one of America’s most corrupt police departments. The future president regularly took midnight rambles to make sure officers were walking their beats.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The man famed for his exploits at San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War and “Big Stick” diplomacy captured the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in mediating the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War.
He was a member of the Hasty Pudding Club.
Roosevelt won election into the Hasty Pudding Club, and he was the social club’s secretary during his senior year.
He volunteered to lead an infantry unit in World War I.
At the outbreak of World War I, the 58-year-old ex-president was eager to return to the front lines.
Roosevelt once scaled the Matterhorn.
While a student at Harvard, Dr. Dudley Sargent warned Roosevelt, who had been a sickly child, that, because of a weak heart, failure to lead a sedentary life could have fatal consequences. “Doctor, I’m going to do all the things you tell me not to do,” Roosevelt responded. A year after graduation, Roosevelt took time from his European honeymoon with Alice to scale the 15,000-foot Swiss Alp with two guides.