Theodore Roosevelt

In office: 1901-1909

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 

From September 1901 to March 1909 Theodore Roosevelt ruled over the United States of America.

Roosevelt was born in 1858 in New York City. Because of Roosevelt’s severe asthma he had to be taught by private tutors at home, after this in 1876 he went to Harvard University to spend time on historical and political topics.

Wife: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), wedding on October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow (1861-1948), wedding on December 2, 1886

Children:  Alice Lee Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Junior, Kermit Roosevelt, Ethel Carow Rossevelt, Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt

Profession: writer, lawyer, civil servant

Presidential orientation: Republican

Presidential salary: USD 50,000/year

Results of the presidential election in 1904: 

 

Popular Votes

  Electoral Votes

 Theodore Roosevelt 

 7,628,46

  336

 Alton B. Parker 

 5,084,223

  140

 

Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-1909

Presidency (1901-1909):

Since March 1900, he was the Vice President of the United States under William McKinley. After the assassination of McKinley in 1901 “Teddy” – as he was fondly called by his followers – was elected as the 26th President of the United States.

He was re-elected three times but in 1909 he gave up the third term. During his mandate he strengthened the domestic position of the employees and campaigned for a monopoly control of the commercial enterprises. He also created a large number of national parks.

The placement efforts for peace between Russia and Japan in 1905 brought him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. In 1914 he advocated the accession of the United States into World War I and started a campaign for the support of the Allies.

A year before his death, Teddy Roosevelt pleaded for an alliance between the United States and the European world powers.

Point of interests:

Roosevelt

- was with the age of 42 the youngest president of the United States

- in 1882 he published his first book “The Naval War of 1812”

- in 1909 he managed a scientific hunting expedition in Africa

Nickname: Trust-Buster, TR, Teddy

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." (Theodore Roosevelt)

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