Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York and died on January 6, 1919 in Oyster Bay, New York
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of America. He became President of the United States at the age of 42, after the assassination of President McKinley, making him the youngest Presidents in USA's history. He was known for carrying out progressive reforms and strong foreign policies.
Theodore Roosevelt's upbringing was different from other presidents of the United States because he was born in a wealthy family. However, he has also struggled for his life when he was on the verge of death for a serious illness name asthma at a young age. He survived, which also helped in shaping his strenuous character.
Alice Hathaway Lee was the first wife of Theodore Roosevelt and mother of their only child together, Alice Lee Roosevelt. Alice Roosevelt died of an undiagnosed case of Bright's Disease two days after Alice Lee was born. Sadly enough, Theodore Roosevelt's mother Mittie died of Typhoid fever in the same house on the same day, Feb. 14, 1884. After the simultaneous deaths of his mother and wife, Roosevelt left his daughter in the care of his sister in New York and moved out to Dakota Territory.
Following the election, he went to London in 1886 and married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit Carow. They had five children: Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel Carow, Archibald Bulloch "Archie", and Quentin.
Theodore Roosevelt steered the United States actively into world politics. He brought about the construction of the Panama Canal, which bridged Atlantic and the Pacific. He also brought about the Monroe Doctrine, which prevented the establishment of foreign bases in the Caribbean and arrogated the sole right of intervention in Latin America to the United States.
Nobel Peace prize
He won the Nobel Peace Prize by mediating the Russo-Japanese War and reached the Gentlemen Agreement on immigration with Japan. He has contributed towards the turmoil brought about by wars around the world, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize he greatly deserved.
Theodore Roosevelt served as the lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment during the Spanish-American war. After the war, he became a hero and subsequently a Republican candidate for governor in 1898, he won and became the 26th President of the United States. He believed that the government had the responsibility to balance the conflicting economic forces in the country and guaranteeing justice to all people and dispensing favors to no one.
Leaving the Presidency in 1909, Roosevelt went on an African safari, then jumped back into politics. In 1912 he ran for President on a Progressive ticket. He once mentioned to the reporters that he felt as fit as a bull moose, using it as the name of his new party. While campaigning in Milwaukee, he was shot in the chest by a fanatic. Roosevelt soon recovered, but his words at that time can also apply to the time of his final death in 1919: "No man has had a happier life than I have led; a happier life in every way .