Theodore Roosevelt : A Modern Presidency

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Theodore Roosevelt once said, “ Believe you can and you are halfway there.” During his time in office, he added 5 national parks to our nation, tripled the amount of forest area, created 50 wildlife refuges, wrote many books, and captured the attention of many Americans, no matter what their political party was. Theodore Roosevelt is credited with having created a modern presidency and held a number of political positions before he was thrown into office after the assassination of President McKinley. He was an environmentalist, an author, a father, a mayor, a governor, and more. During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt transformed America, and left a lasting mark on our nation.
Theodore Roosevelt was born at 7:45 P.M. on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York. He was the second of four children to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt Senior. His siblings were named Anna, Corinne, and Elliot. As a young boy, Teddie, as he was nicknamed, had very poor health because of terrible asthma and very weak eyesight. Therefore, he was homeschooled, but had many interests such as boxing, weight-lifting, horseback riding, reading, military history, and nature. He loved nature so much that he had his own museum of stuffed dead animals, that called the Roosevelt Museum of Natural History. Finally in 1872, Mr. Roosevelt got glasses and was able to enjoy hunting and reading. He had a photographic memory, and was able to learn very quickly.
Mr. Roosevelt went to…
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