Hometown and Early Life Theodore Roosevelt, or ‘Teddy’, was born on October 27th 1858 in New York City. As a child, Teddy grew up with frail health and asthma. His father encouraged him to exercise vigorously to get out of his asthma. Teddy did sports such as: swimming, tennis, running, biking and boxing. He graduated from Harvard University in 1880 and then he went to law school. He married Alice Hathaway Lee in that same year and they had one child, Alice.
Family Theodore married Edith Kermit Carow in 1886 after his first wife died. They had five children: Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, and Quentin. Teddy had wealthy, Dutch and English parents.
Political Party• Theodore was a Republican man.• He started his first term after President William McKinley was shot.• After finishing that he decided to run for a full term.• He got elected and had one full term in office.• After his first full term, Teddy wanted to run again, but he failed.
Greatest Challenges One of Theodore Roosevelts greatest challenges was overcoming the deaths of his first wife and his mother on Valentine’s Day, 1884. Another challenge for Teddy was when he tried to conserve all wildlife and forests while President. He ended up starting 150 national forests and 5 national parks.
Theodore was in office for two terms, from 1901-1909. Roosevelt became first president when William McKinley died in office. After finishing for McKinley, Theodore ran again and won. He also created his own political party called the Bull-Moose party.
Campaign promises Theodore kept a 1904 campaign promise that he would not seek reelection in 1908, he threw his weight behind William Howard Taft as his successor. He won the largest popular and electoral majority of any incumbent president in American history, then promised never to run for the presidency again. It was a promise he did not keep.
The building of the Panama Canal The coal strike of 1902 The 16th amendment passes Wright Brothers fly the 1st plane The San Francisco earthquake
Conserving more than 150 million acres of wildlife and national forests Modernized the army command structure Passed the Meat-Inspection Act, and the Pure Food & Drug Act (1906) He opened a canal across the Americas and added 150 million acres of land to the National Forests through the Forest Reserve Act of 1891.
Fun Facts!!!!!!!!!! Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president at that time. He did not have a middle name. Theodore Roosevelt would sometimes read 2-3 books in one day. The Roosevelts had a Chesapeake Bay retriever;, a Pekingese; Skip, a mutt; terriers named Jack and Pete; cats named Tom Quartz and Slippers; Josiah the badger; Algonquin the pony; Eli the macaw; Jonathan the piebald rat; Emily Spinach, a garter snake; twelve horses; five bears; five guinea pigs; other snakes; two kangaroo rats; lizards; roosters;