Teddy Roosevelt Clare Stone

Childhood and Education

Poor health and asthma attacks at night

Dad thought he could beat asthma by being active

Interest in Zoology started when he was 7

His dad wouldn't take selfishness, cruelty, idleness, cowardness or lying

Homeschooled by tutors and parents

He was good at geography, history, biology, french, and german

Bad at math and classical language

Went to Harvard and his Dad said “take care of your morals first, your health next, and finally your studies.”

Then went to Columbia and dropped out of law school

Naval War of 1812

Introduced the war by discussing the political and social climates of Great Britain and America. Took place at Lake Erie His first book published 1882 Then his wife dies two days after giving birth on February 14th. He Gets married again and has five children. After he become President of Board of the NYC police commotion

Emergency as a National Figure

  • Would have been back of speaker of house if McKinley hadn’t won
  • National Guard 1882 - 1886
  • Took him only a year to become commander and he stayed it until he resigned
  • Formedthe First US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders
  • The Battle of Kettle Hill was “best day of his life”
  • Won the 1898 gubernatorial election by 1%
  • Made sure to remain connected with middle-class political base
  • Was originally asked to run for Vice President in 1900 but won the Presidential election.

Presidency 1901-1909

He Served his first term without Vice President, but planned to adhere to McKinley's policies.When he became president he shifted to a more populist direction by increasing anti-trust prosecutions. He is in the top five greatest U.S. Presidents of all time. He passed the pure food and drug act. He worked on conservation of natural resources, Consumer protection plan, and .Cooperate busting

Post Presidency

Rooesevelt ultimately decided to stick to his 1904 pledge not to run for a third term. Roosevelt disliked New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes as a presidential candidate. Roosevelt settled on his Secretary of War, William Howard Taft

WWI-Political Positions and Speeches

Roosevelt took an active interest in immigration.

He had launched an extensive reorganization of the federal immigration depot at Ellis Island within months of assuming the presidency.

"We must Americanize in every way, in speech, in political ideas and principles, and in their way of looking at relations between church and state. We welcome the German and the Irishman who becomes an American. We have no use for the German or Irishman who remains such... He must revere only our flag, not only must it come first, but no other flag should even come second."

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