Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Birthday To President Theodore Roosevelt

As notes, today is the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Born in New York City on October 27, 1858, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was governor of New York before becoming U.S. vice president. At age 42, Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest man to assume the U.S. presidency; He became commander-in-chief after President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901, and won a second term in 1904. Known for his anti-monopoly policies and ecological conservationism, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in ending the Russo-Japanese War. He died in New York on January 6, 1919.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch a video of Roosevelt via the below link:

You can also learn more about Roosevelt by reading excellent Edmund Morris' three-volume biography.

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