Teddy Roosevelt

By: Colin, Ray, Ty

Teddy Roosevelt

Who was Teddy Roosevelt?

President?

Rough Rider?

Conservationist?

Definition

26th president of the United States in September 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley. Young and physically robust, he brought a new energy to the White House, and won a second term on his own merits in 1904. He was known as the “trust buster” for his strenuous efforts to break up industrial combinations under the Sherman Antitrust Act. Also a dedicated conservationist, setting aside some 200 million acres for national forests, reserves and wildlife refuges during his presidency. Roosevelt spent two years on a ranch he owned in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, where he hunted big game, drove cattle and worked as a frontier sheriff.