President iSearch: Theodore Roosevelt

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President iSearch: Theodore Roosevelt

Fascinating Facts

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to be submerged in a submarine and the first to fly in an airplane. The “Teddy bear” was named for him because he would not shoot a bear cub that had been tied to a tree. He had a photographic memory. He did not like to be called Teddy, instead, he prefered to be called TR or Colonel. The Roosevelts had more than 40 pets when they lived in the White House. These included birds, guinea pigs, a badger, a pony, a one-legged rooster, a pig, a raccoon, cats, dogs, snakes and rats.

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Theodore Roosevelt

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When Theodore Roosevelt was born, doctors said that he would probably never reach his teenage years because he was so sick. He was weak and suffered from severe asthma. To improve his health, his father encouraged him to spend lots of time outdoors and strengthen his body by exercise. A madman shot Roosevelt in the chest while he was on his way to give a speech, he still went and spoke for an hour and a half This 50 page speech and eyeglass case helped slow the bullet. The bullet was stuck in between two ribs and was never removed.

Fascinating Facts

President Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1858 in New York City. His parents names were Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Roosevelt. His father was a glass importer, businessman, and philanthropist. When Teddy Roosevelt was a little boy he collected animals. In fact, he even created the “Roosevelt Museum of Natural History.” He was fascinated with wild animals, hunting trips and faraway places. He also exercised and read a lot. He attended Harvard University and earned a law degree. He was married to Alice Lee Hathaway and they had a daughter named Alice tragically his wife Alice died immediately after the birth of their child. In 1886 he married his childhood friend Edith Kermit Carow. They had five children over the next 10 years the names were Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, and Quinton. On January 6th, 1919 Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep at the age of 60 years.


October 27th, 1858 - Theodore Roosevelt is born 1880 - He graduated from Harvard University and married Alice Lee 1882 - 1884 - He served on the New York's state assembly 1886 - He married his childhood friend Edith Kermit Carow. 1895 - He becomes New York city’s Police Commissioner 1898 - He becomes Lieutenant-Colonel of the Rough Riders. 1899 - He Theodore Roosevelt becomes governor of New York 1900 - He becomes vice-president under William McKinley 1901 - He becomes the 26th US President because President McKinley was shot and killed. 1906 - He is the first president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. 1912 - A man shot Roosevelt. He survived because the bullet hit his steel eyeglass case and a 50-page copy of his speech he had in his pocket. January 6th, 1919 - Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the U.S. He served as President from September 14, 1901 - March 3, 1909 His Vice President was Charles W. Fairbanks. His political party was Republican. His age at inauguration was 42.



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