Theodore Roosevelt . Introduction To The Life Of Theodore

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT Introduction to the Life of Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York City to Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch. Theodore was also known as Teedie or Teddy. Due to his continuing battle with health issues, which started at birth, Roosevelt was homeschooled along with his siblings. The family house also had a gymnasium where he lifted weights and boxed to help him gain strength. Despite what appeared to be a sickly and weak child, Roosevelt went on to accomplish many great things scholastically, physically and politically. He graduated from Harvard University, published several books, won many awards, and left a lasting impression in the military as well as during his presidency.…show more content…
They were the first American troops ever sent overseas, arriving at the southeastern end of Cuba on June 22, 1898. Roosevelt would go on to lead the group to victory, but sadly many soldiers would die due to yellow fever, lack of food and supplies and unsanitary camps. Roosevelt would be remembered for the Round Robin letter he sent asking for the U.S. troops to be removed from Cuba. After the soldiers were brought home, Americans called Roosevelt a national hero for bringing them home safely.2 Roosevelt would be called a war hero and receive a nomination for the Medal of Honor. He was elected as governor of New York in 1898.1 The Republican political machine in New York supported Roosevelt for governor. However, once he was elected governor, it was clear to them that he had no interest in listening to their ideas or following their ways. This would lead Roosevelt into becoming the running mate for McKinley in the presidential election, in hopes of preventing a second governor term for the once loved war hero. McKinley would go on to win the election and Roosevelt would become the Vice President, but this was short lived. On September 6, 1901 McKinley was tragically shot and killed. Roosevelt would now become the 26th president and the youngest president in the nation’s history at age 42. Under his first term as president Roosevelt would have many successes.4 He acted against

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