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THEODORE ROOSEVELT Date :May 25 th 2011

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A presentation I did in 5th grade


  • 1. Date :May 25th 2011

2. Hometown and Early Life Theodore Roosevelt, or Teddy, was born on October27th 1858 in New York City. As a child, Teddy grew up with frail health andasthma. His father encouraged him to exercise vigorously toget out of his asthma. Teddy did sports such as: swimming, tennis, running,biking and boxing. He graduated from Harvard University in 1880 andthen he went to law school. He married Alice Hathaway Lee in that same year andthey had one child, Alice. 3. Family Theodore married Edith Kermit Carow in 1886after his first wife died. They had five children:Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, andQuentin. Teddy had wealthy, Dutch and English parents. 4. Political Party Theodore was a Republican man. He started his first term afterPresident William McKinley was shot. After finishing that he decided to runfor a full term. He got elected and had one full termin office. After his first full term, Teddy wantedto run again, but he failed. 5. Greatest Challenges One of Theodore Roosevelts greatestchallenges was overcoming the deaths of hisfirst wife and his mother on Valentines Day,1884. Another challenge for Teddy was when hetried to conserve all wildlife and forests whilePresident. He ended up starting 150 national forests and5 national parks. 6. Theodore was in office for two terms,from 1901-1909. Roosevelt became first president whenWilliam McKinley died in office. After finishing for McKinley, Theodore ranagain and won. He also created his own political partycalled the Bull-Moose party. 7. Campaign promises Theodore kept a 1904 campaign promise thathe would not seek reelection in 1908, hethrew his weight behind William Howard Taftas his successor. He won the largest popular and electoralmajority of any incumbent president inAmerican history, then promised never to runfor the presidency again. It was a promise hedid not keep. 8. 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 9. Conserving more than 150 million acres of wildlifeand national forests Modernized the army command structure Passed the Meat-Inspection Act, and the PureFood & Drug Act (1906) He opened a canal across the Americas and added150 million acres of land to the National Foreststhrough the Forest Reserve Act of 1891. 10. Fun Facts!!!!!!!!!! Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president atthat time. He did not have a middle name. Theodore Roosevelt would sometimes read 2-3books in one day. The Roosevelts had a Chesapeake Bay retriever;, aPekingese; Skip, a mutt; terriers named Jack andPete; cats named Tom Quartz and Slippers; Josiahthe badger; Algonquin the pony; Eli the macaw;Jonathan the piebald rat; Emily Spinach, a gartersnake; twelve horses; five bears; five guinea pigs;other snakes; two kangaroo rats; lizards; roosters;