By: Colin, Ray, Ty
Who was Teddy Roosevelt?
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.