The official portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
The official portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
Pictures of Theodore growing up
Pictures of Theodore growing up
 
 
A painting of Theodore Roosevelt
A painting of Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
President and Mrs. Roosevelt and their children
President and Mrs. Roosevelt and their children
 
 
Roosevelt giving a speech
Roosevelt giving a speech
 
 
Roosevelt riding in a car
Roosevelt riding in a car
 
 
After being president, Roosevelt was a writer.
After being president, Roosevelt was a writer.
 
#26 Roosevelt, Theodore
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Theodore Roosevelt
Born October 27, 1858 (New York City, New York)
Died January 6, 1919 (Oyster Bay, New York)
President Number 26
Dates in Office September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909
Vice-President none (1901-1905), Charles W. Fairbanks (1905-1909)
Party Affiliation Republican
First Lady Edith Roosevelt
Occupation(s) lawyer, military officer, politician, writer
Major Accomplishment(s) war hero, governor of New York, Vice-President under McKinley, the Panama Canal, preserved land

Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City. His family was rich. Roosevelt had asthma. He was often sick. So he was taught at home. He loved to study about animals. Roosevelt did a lot of exercise to become stronger and healthier.

After college, Theodore married Alice. He became a lawyer. Roosevelt went into politics. Sadly, Roosevelt’s mother and wife died on the same day in 1884. Theodore was very unhappy. He left New York. For two years, he lived on a cattle ranch.

In 1886, Roosevelt returned to New York. He married Edith. When the Spanish-American War started, Roosevelt joined the army. He led soldiers called the Rough Riders. He was a war hero.

In 1900, William McKinley was elected president for a second term. Theodore Roosevelt was elected as vice-president. In September 1901, McKinley was shot and killed. Theodore Roosevelt then became president. He was the youngest man ever to be president.

Roosevelt did many things for the country. The Panama Canal was built while he was president. The canal connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The canal made shipping goods easier and quicker.

Roosevelt liked nature. He added five national parks. He added many national forests and monuments. In all, Theodore Roosevelt protected more than 200,000,000 (two hundred million) acres of land.

Roosevelt started the Square Deal program to protect factory workers. He wanted men and women to be treated equally.

After Roosevelt left the office of president, he wrote more than 25 books.

Resource information

Theodore Roosevelt. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/theodore-roosevelt-9463424

Theodore Roosevelt: Life in Brief—Miller Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://millercenter.org/president/biography/last name-life-in-brief

Theodore Roosevelt - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/theodore-roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/theodoreroosevelt

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