Yes, Theodore Roosevelt is the guy on that horse in “Night at the Museum” you got that part right, but do you actually know his legacy, and what he did to make himself a leader? Roosevelt was not only an environmentalist president, but was the world’s first modern president. Theodore was a world leader who helped solve many world political issues. Roosevelt’s presidency was famous for his enthusiasm towards ending monopolies under the Sherman Antitrust Act. Part of his legacy was being an author of many books. Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858, and was the 26th president of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt was the world’s first modern American president. What this means is that he tried new things that other presidents or world leaders never did before. He was different and was a breath of fresh air that our country needed. He expanded the presidential power dramatically by using executive order and presidential proclamations in ways that had never been done before. Being an environmentalist was a major reason or part of him being that modern president. As an environmentalist he was a keen adventurer and loved nature. He dedicated himself to protecting both wildlife and natural resources. Roosevelt saved over 200 acres of land that are still here to this very day. Roosevelt said: "There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children's children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred." Roosevelt believed in and worked politically to preserve these sites. Not only did he work on maintaining the environmental integrity of the sites above, but he also worked on the Grand Canyon too. They are all still here, and live on as part of his legacy.