Essay on Theodore Roosevelt

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The 26th president of the United States of America was Theodore Roosevelt. He was a man known for many things two of them being, the building of the Panama Canal and his relationship to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But he accomplished much more than these simple feats. He was a man possessed by an energy that was rivaled by few, all of his various exploits were discussed in the book ‘The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt” by Edward Wagenknecht. In this work Edward discusses Theodore Roosevelt in seven different “worlds.” They are the worlds of action, thought, human relations, family, spiritual values, public affairs, and war and peace. Out of this we receive a very clear picture of Theodore’s beliefs and practices in all of these…show more content…
He was especially glad because the champion as he puts it “… was of course so much better than I was that he could not only take care of himself but of me too and see that I was not hurt – for wrestling is a much more violent amusement than boxing.” He expressed his displeasure when the wrestler moved away and he had to discontinue his wrestling matches (Roosevelt 752). In the area of boxing he stayed active longer than he did with wrestling. He often would box with his aides in he morning. He finally stopped when a young captain smashed the little blood vessels in his left eye. After this he tries to admit he is an old man and stops boxing, and takes up jiu-jitsu for a year or two. (Wagenknecht 25; Roosevelt 759)Theodore was the type of man who would drag others into his plans of action whether they wanted to or not. During the before mentioned walks he would often convince a visitor to come along with them, the poor soul was often completely unaware of what he was in for (Wagenknecht 15). One such time, the French ambassador was brought along. Upon coming to Rock Creek the men began to undress in order to swim. Once they started to dive in someone observed him and stated “Mr. Ambassador, Mr. Ambassador, you haven’t taken off your gloves,” the ambassador retorted “I think I will leave them on; we might meet ladies!” (Roosevelt 831). Obviously the Ambassador was not dressed for the occasion. One of the biggest signs of this mans love for

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