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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of America. He for two terms between 1901 and 1909. He was born in 1858 in New York City. He was home schooled because of ill health as a child. He graduated from Harvard (where he was a boxing ) and in 1880 law school. He dropped out a year later to enter politics. He is often as the greatest ever U.S. President.

the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, which he led on a charge at the of San Juan. His war-hero status prompted New York Republicans to him as Governor to draw attention away from the state’s scandals. Roosevelt the election and with distinction for two years.

Roosevelt Vice President in March 1901. Six months , with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the nation's . He brought new excitement and power to the presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public progressive reforms and a foreign policy.

As President, Roosevelt that the Government should play a greater in the economy. He steered the U.S. more actively into world . He liked to quote a favorite proverb, "Speak softly and a big stick, and you will go far." He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. Some of his biggest achievements were in conserving America’s parks. He died in 1919 aged 60.

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