Early life-education: Born October 27, 1858. Had bad health and bad asthma. Was mostly homeschooled. Entered Harvard College 9/27/1876. Rowing and boxing
Law student determined to enter politics. Found allies in local Republican. Party
Dropped out of law school
Wife and mom died same day.
Naval War of 1812 – Reentering Public Life
Book. Published in 1882
This book was used
for war studies throughout time Praised for scholarship and style “Showed Roosevelt to be a scholar of history” Basically him and his uncles criticizing naval war
strategies. Married a girl, has a kid
Mom dies , 11 hours later wife dies. Gives away kid, takes it back later in life.
Emergence as a National Figure: Roosevelt backed speaker of the house
Gave campaign speeches for McKinley. He became assistant secretary of the navy. Formed the “first US volunteer Cavalry regiment”. Charged up kettle hill. Was awarded Medal of Honor. Governor of New York won by 1%. Was Vice President for 6 months. Was president of the board of the New York City police commission.
Presidency 1901-1909: Was the youngest president ever(age 42). He championed his "Square Deal" domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs.
He greatly expanded the United States Navy. His successful efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War won him the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize.
He was elected a second term of presidency.
Post presidency: Roosevelt had mixed feelings about a third term, as he enjoyed being president and was still relatively youthful, but felt that a limited number of terms provided a check against dictatorship. In March 1909, shortly after the end of his presidency, Roosevelt left New York for the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, a safari in east and central Africa outfitted by the Smithsonian Institution. Roosevelt's party landed in Mombasa, British East Africa traveled to the Belgian before following the Nile to Khartoum in modern Sudan.