Theodore Roosevelt By: Macey Terry
Fact One • Roosevelt's youth differed sharply from that of the log cabin Presidents. He was born in New York City in 1858 into a wealthy family,
Fact Two • Positions: • New York State Assemblyman • Governor of New York • Vice President • President • Deputy sheriff in the Dakota Territory • Police Commissioner of New York City • U.S. Civil Service Commissioner • Assistant Secretary of the Navy • Colonel of the Rough Riders
Fact Three • With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history.
Fact Four • In 1897 he joined President McKinley's administration as assistant secretary of the Navy. While in this office he actively prepared for the Cuban War, and when it broke out in 1898, went to Cuba as lieutenant colonel of a regiment of volunteer cavalry.
Fact Five • He held the vice-presidency for less than a year, succeeding to the presidency after the assassination of President McKinley on September 14, 1901. In 1904 Roosevelt was elected to a full term as president.
Fact Six • He also established himself as a historian and as a naturalist. Had he not become President, he would be remembered for his contributions in both of • these fields.
Fact Seven • Major Events While in Office: • Panama Canal Rights Acquired (1904) • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1904-1905) • Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) • Won Nobel Peace Prize (1906) • Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) • San Francisco Earthquake (1906) • Panic of 1907
Fact Eight • Hobbies • Boxing • Hunting • Jujitsu • Riding • Shooting • Tennis • wrestling
Fact Nine • Nickname • "Teddy“ • "Trust Buster" • "TR"
Fact Ten Pets Macaw Ponies