The Presidents of the USA

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Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909


picture of President Theodore Roosevelt
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birthplace

New York City, NY

birthday

October 27

Life

1858-1919

age

OFC:42 , d. 60

party

Republican

presidency highlights

3 C's :conservation, consumer, corporations

nickname:

Teddy, The Lion

vice-president:

none (1901-1905), Charles Fairbanks (1905-1909)
picture of President Theodore Roosevelt

previous office

25th Vice President of USA

key background fact:

Vice president, succeeded the assassinated McKinley

occupation

Public Official, Rancher, Author

military service

Colonel - hero of the Spanish-American War ('Rough Riders" leader)

children

6:   4 boys  2 girls

wife:

Alice Hathaway Lee (1880), Edith Kermit Carow (1886)

height

5' 10'' / 1.78 m

higher education

Harvard, Columbia (Law)

religion

Dutch Reformed

 

quote

"Speak softly and carry a big stick."

actions & events

  •  Conservation becomes an issue. Creation of National parks & forests
  • 1906 Pure Food & Drug Act - Meat Inspection Act: New Safety standards

economy

  • 1907 Panic of 1907 ("Roosevelt Panic")
  • 1908 Aldrich–Vreeland Act . Banks can issue notes
  •  Regulation to protect average citizens.

foreign affairs

  • 1903 Orchestrated Panama independence. Panama Canal
  • 1904 Perdikaris affair- A kidnapping in Morocco.
  • 1905 Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.

military activity

  •  In spite of his militaristic attitudes, peace prevailed.
  •  Not a single soldier died in combat during his term.

unique facts

  • At 42, he is the youngest person ever to be President.
  • The first president to be seen in an automobile.
  • The first president to visit a foreign country

interesting

The inspiration for the teddy bear is believed to have come from a political cartoon about a bear-hunting trip of his.
After stepping down went to African safari. 11,400 animals were killed

military activity

  •  In spite of his militaristic attitudes, peace prevailed.
  •  Not a single soldier died in combat during his term.

Legacy

The first modern American president and one of the most dynamic and popular. He radically reformed the government and changed the political system. One of the top 5 presidents.

Teddy in Cuba cartoon

Teddy in Cuba cartoon