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Theodore Roosevelt
Mr. Brenchley
History 1700

Davey Vakapuna
History 1700
Mr. Brenchley

Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. He is the son of Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha (Mittie) Bulloch Roosevelt. He was tutored privately, he graduated from Harvard in 1880 and entered Law school that same year but did not complete his degree. He was Dutch reformed, though at various points he was affiliated with Episcopal congregations. Married Alice Hathaway Lee on October 27, 1880 on his 22nd Birthday, They had one child, 2 years after her child was born his wife Alice pasted away. He then married his childhood friend, Edith Kermit Carow. They had 5 children together.

Before Roosevelt became the Vice President of the United States, he was the Governor of New York. President Mckinley was president at the time but then he got assassinated, so making Roosevelt president at the age of 42, which made him the youngest president in our presidency history. Roosevelt was the most energetic man ever to fill the office, that’s what made him so good and a liking president.

Roosevelt pushed through legislation industry that gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) new powers to set railroads rates laying the foundation for the modern administrative state. HE convinced that a strong defense was the best guarantee of peace; he built up the navy and sent it around the world. He pushed executive powers to new limits, arguing that the rise of industrial capitalism had rendered limited government was so obsolete.

." I did not usurp power," he wrote, "but I did greatly broaden the use of executive power." (Theodore Roosevelt, 1903) that meaning he took care of the economy he knew what to do with it and how to deal with it, in 1902 there was a coal strike; Roosevelt had promised both coal miners and coal operators a “Square Deal” (Theodore Roosevelt 1902). That phrase stuck with Roosevelt, and became the first...
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