On the 27th of October, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt was born to Theodore Roosevelt Senior and Martha Stewart Bulloch. After the death of Roosevelt’s first wife, Alice Lee, only four years into the marriage, he married Edith Carow in 1886. He fathered six children, A daughter from his first wife and five other kids from the second.
Education & Army
He received his education from the esteemed Harvard University and Columbian Law School. However, he was basically schooled at home throughout his childhood. Apart from being a statesman, Roosevelt was an explorer, an author, and a conservationist. He served in the military as a colonel of the US Army as well as a police commissioner before becoming President. He is also one of the Nobel Peace Prize winners of 1906 for bringing an end to the war between Russia and Japan.
Theodore Roosevelt Gets into Politics
After he returned as a war hero from the American-Spanish war, he became governor of New York. Republican politicians of NY supported him and Roosevelt later became Vice President. He then became the 26th president of the United States of America after President William McKinley’s assassination.
His nickname is Teddy, but he extremely disliked. Roosevelt led an active physical life and had regular exercise habits. He was into horse riding, polo, boxing, tennis, and even went on hikes!
Interesting Facts About Theodore Roosevelt
Here are some interesting facts and tidbits you didn’t know about President Theodore Roosevelt:
- He was the youngest person to become President.
- Roosevelt was the first president ever to entertain a black man. He invited Booker T. Washington, an African-American educator, to his house for dinner.
- An environmentalist president, he brought forward and signed the National Monument Act in 1906 to protect sites like the Grand Canyon and preserve forests and wildlife sanctuaries. Through Roosevelt’s vision, today, the US preserves almost 200 million acres of forests and park areas.
- He wanted his country to play a vital role in world politics. For that reason, he began building the country’s defense, turning the US Navy, “The great white fleet,” into an aggressive force to be dealt with.
- Roosevelt facilitated the construction of the Panama Canal.
- He was a progressive reformer with a focus on strong foreign policy.
- Roosevelt believed that as long as something is not constitutionally illegal or forbidden, then people should take any measures to work for the betterment and development of the country’s economic conditions.
- He has written a large number of books on different topics, including an autobiography and a biography.
Theodore Roosevelt was a weak child, but his way of life was strenuous. On January 6th, 1919, at Sagamore Hill in his Long Island estate, he suffered from a coronary embolism and died in his sleep.
When he was 60 years old, they buried him in New York at the Young Memorial Cemetery.
One of his most memorable quotes on which every one of us should ponder upon is “Far, and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”