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President Theodore Roosevelt
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Oyster Bay, New York 11771
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Out twenty-sixth president was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City to a wealthy family. He struggled against poor health during most of his childhood. In the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was a lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment. His regiment led on a charge at the battle of San Juan.

After returning home, Roosevelt ran as the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 1898. He won, and served the state with distinction. Roosevelt later became Vice President under William McKinley. After McKinley’s assassination, Roosevelt became the youngest president in American history.

During his presidency, Roosevelt ordered the construction of the Panama Canal. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War, and reached a Gentleman’s Agreement on immigration with Japan. He also sent the Great White Fleet on a goodwill tour around the world. Theodore Roosevelt achieved much when it came to conservation. He added to the national forests in the West, reserved lands for public use, and created several irrigation projects.

He left the presidency in 1909, and went on an African safari. After returning to the United States, he attempted to re-run for president in 1912. During his campaigning in Milwaukee, he was shot in the chest. He soon recovered, but lost the election. Theodore Roosevelt later died on January 6, 1919.




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