S: Theodore Roosevelt By Sam Wood
BC: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick."
FC: Theodore Roosevelt October 27, 1858-January 6, 1919
1: 26th President of the United States Came into office when William McKinley was assassinated in 1901 | Theodore Roosevelt | Served as president until 1909 Was at the age of 42 when he took office Led America to a strong foreign policy, and progressive reforms | "I did not usurp power, but I did greatly broaden the use of executive power"
2: Had the idea that the president should every necessary action to ensure the public good. | "Steward of the People" | His first wife was Alice Lee Roosevelt. She died on the same day as his mother.
3: "The light has gone out of my life" | When his wife and mother died, Teddy went into a stage of depression. He spent most of the rest of his time on his ranch in the Badlands of Dakota.
4: He then married Edith Carrow in the December of 1886 | Roosevelt was not a very religious man, but he classified himself as "Dutch Reformed" | Was strongly Democratic, but changed to a Republican in the mid 1850's | His vice president was Charles Fairbanks
5: Important Events | The Pure Food & Drug and the Meat Inspection acts were passed after Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" was published. | During his presidency, the Russo-Japanese war occured. He caused peace between the countries, and earned the Nobel Peace Prize | The Monroe Doctrine was passed during his presidency | Fun Facts | Was known for his "robust masculinity" | At his inauguration he did not swear on the Bible, even though he was a Sunday School teacher earlier in his life | Was blind in his left eye because of a boxing accident he sustained while in office.
7: Citations | www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/theodoreroosevelt | http://americanhistory.about.com/od/troosevelt/a/ff_t_roosevelt.htm | Presidents, Third Edition: A Biographical Dictionary