The Great President Of The 20th Century

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The great president of the 20th century was Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt pushed the United States into the progressive movement and changed how the government interacted with big businesses. He was the first president since Lincoln to enforce change on the united state to better the American people 's lives.

Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1858 in Manhatten, NY to Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, a relatively wealthy family. Roosevelt was one of four of the children in his family and suffered poor and debilitating asthma. Roosevelt was mostly home schooled by his tutors and his parents, he later attended Harvard where he received a degree in “magna cum laude” in 1880. While in Harvard he also participated in
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In 1897 William McKinley would appoint Roosevelt as the assistant secretary of the U.S navy following the Spanish-American war. Roosevelt would gain much fame for his effort in the naval blockade. This then leads Roosevelt after the war to leave his positions as assistant secretary of the navy to joining the and founding the rough riders where he led his cavalry into battle that also gave his name more fame. Upon returning home Roosevelt successfully ran for governor of New York. many of the party people did not agree with Roosevelt effort for change and placed in as a runner for vice president Mckinley where he then became the 25th vice president of the united states. On September 6th, 1901 Mckinley was shot and died eight days later. Roosevelt would then become the 26th president of the united states at the age of 42 on September 14th, 1901, he would be the nation 's youngest president of all time. Roosevelt began his presidency demanding change and would ultimately start the progressive movement. Roosevelt would create the square deal, breaking of trusts, spreading the wealth among the American people, regulating railroads, creating national forests, Panama canal and creating the environmental protection agency(EPA) and the safe food and drug administration (FDA).

Roosevelt square deal was three basic ideas that he put into effect as president. The three main ideas were protecting
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