Theodore Roosevelt

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        Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York, New York, and died on January 6, 1919 in Oyster Bay, New York. He was the 26th president of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was a very good and known president. He was one of the most famous. He effected the United States in many ways which is why he is such a famous president. He was also known as the war hero. He did alot of work to rise to the power that he rose to as president.

        Theodore Roosevelt did alot of work before he rose to the power that he got to. He was born on October 27, 1858, and he spent his childhood surrounded by his aristocratic Dutch family in New York City. young Roosevelt was educated at home by private tutors before  going to Harvard College, where he excelled in boxing and academics.After college, Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway Lee. Then he went to  Columbia Law School, but dropped out after one year to begin a career in public service. A  tragedy struck Roosevelt in 1884, when his young wife died giving birth to their daughter. Devastated, Roosevelt left his daughter Alice with his sister and fled to the Dakota Bad Landstoforget. After two years out West, where he was a  rancher and chased outlaws as a frontier sheriff, Roosevelt returned to New York full of energy. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City, wrote three books, The Winning of the West in four volumes, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, and The Life of Gouverneur Morris, and campaigned for Republican presidential nominee Benjamin Harrison. When Harrison won the election, he appointed Roosevelt to the U.S. Civil Service Commission in 1889. He also married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit Carow. He took his little girl Alice and moved with Edith to a beautiful house at Oyster Bay. Re-appointed to the Civil Service Commission by Democratic President Grover Cleveland, Roosevelt served successfully until he accepted the presidency of the New York City Police Board. In both jobs, Roosevelt showed honesty in office, he did not like party bosses  As Civil Service Commissioner, he regularly clashed with party hacks and politicians who wanted him to ignore the law in favor of patronage. In New York City,  he forcefully cleaned up the corrupt Police Board (throwing out the "boodlers" and "takers") and strictly enforced laws banning the sale of liquor on the Sabbath.

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        In 1897 the newly elected Republican president William McKinley appointed Roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy. Roosevelt made the  preparations for the Spanish-American War. Being secretary of the navy, he responded to the explosion of the Maine in Havana harbor in 1898 by putting the navy on full alert. Roosevelt instructed Commodore George Dewey , to make ready for war with Spain by taking the necessary steps for bottling up the Spanish squadron in Asian waters. Roosevelt also asked Dewey to prepare for the probable invasion of the Philippines.Theodore Roosevelt being the leader in the Spanich-American war and winning it ...

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