Teddy Roosevelt Biography

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President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt One of the most influential presidents known to put into effect reforms during the Progressive era is President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He was “born October 27, 1858 in New York, New York to Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bullock” (Biography.Com). Even though he was born to a wealthy family, it did not stop him from participating in his many hobbies and careers such as politics, conservation, exploring, hunting, writing, and volunteering. During Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt early years, he was sick with stomach problems and asthma, so he was homeschooled. It was during that time he was given the nickname “Teddy” by his parents, and he hated it (Biography.com). Theodore was weak as a child, but did not let it stop him, in fact; it encouraged him to work on ways to strengthen his muscles to become stronger. Theodore and his family traveled to Europe and the Middle East when he was ten and again when he was fourteen (Biography.Com). When he overcame his illness, he enrolled in college at Harvard, and his father died during his second year. He did not allow the loss of his father to hinder his growth,…show more content…
At 42, he was the youngest man to hold the office of president. He became famous for fighting against the state's powerful political machines. As head of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and as Governor of New York, he began to take on big business like the Northern Securities, a railroad monopoly in the West (Senate.Gov). He defeated them and later referred to as “the Great Trustbuster." He also fought for conservation to save millions of acres of timberland and establish preserves to save wildlife. In addition to working on conservation, he pursued reforms to strengthen the government like the Square Deal in 1904. After the great success as the President of the United States, Roosevelt died in
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