Theodore Roosevelt

26th President Of The United States Of America

My Family♥

I returned to New York in 1886, refreshed and renewed. I married my childhood friend, Edith Kermit Carow, whom I had been secretly dating. We moved to Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York. Though it would not become a permanent residence until my retirement, Sagamore Hill was always considered home to us. Five children were born over the next ten years: Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, and Quentin. My daughter Alice also came to live at Sagamore Hill. My first wife Alice died two days after having a baby, my mother died the same day of Typhoid fever.

About me


I was born at 28 East 20th Street, New York City on October 27, 1858. I was the second child of Theodore and Martha "Mittie" Bulloch Roosevelt. My father was a glass importer and one of New York City's leading charity donators. My mother was a southerner who never really adjusted to living north of the Mason-Dixon Line. I also had an older sister Anna, and later, a younger brother Elliott and a younger sister Corinne would follow.

My Education

When I was eighteen, I went to Harvard University. I initially studied natural science but switched to law after the death of my father. I graduated in 1880 and shortly afterward married my college sweetheart, Alice Hathaway Lee.

My Presidency

  1. My inauguration as 26th President of the United States on September 14, 1901, aged 42, following the assassination of President William McKinley.
  2. The Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 began in Pennsylvania and spread to all coal miners of the United Mine Workers of America protesting against their low wages, long hours, and poor working conditions.
Theodore Roosevelt - Shall We Prepare?

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