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Roosevelt Obituary

Uploaded by strikexp on Jan 04, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 27, 1858, and was the son of Theodore Roosevelt, lawyer and judge. He went to Harvard, where he graduated in 1880. His pertinacity was noticeable even in college, where he gained a high reputation as an all-round sportsman, and particularly as a boxer. His characteristic fondness for the noble art never weakened. A man of immense vigor and fighting spirit, he was ever fond of a lively bout with the gloves and he had his sons learn the art, mostly from himself.
After leaving college, he made his first trip to Europe, where he climbed the Jungfrau and the Matterhorn. In 1881 he was elected to the Assembly of the State of New York and he served three consecutive terms. In the session of 1888 he did much to further the passage of the act to regulate primary elections. He made a record for himself as an energetic, able and honest legislator.
When William McKinley became President, he appointed Mr. Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the Navy, where his characteristic activity was again in evidence. He resigned when the war broke out with Spain in order, with Major-General (then Surgeon) Leonard Wood, to organize the first United States Cavalry, popularly known as Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, and he engaged in the campaign which was to make him a hero with the whole nation.
While President, his domestic policy included the creation of National Parks and the disruption of Big Trusts in New York. On the other hand, his foreign policy was much more aggressive and helped push the United States and its influence much into the global sphere. One of his most notable foreign interventions during the age of Steam is the Panama Canal. The United States actively attempted to build a canal through Nicaragua, but when that failed he liberated Panama from Columbia and got the canal done. Next he pulled the troops out of Cuba after diplomatic negotiations that saw only American influence being in the island. Lastly, he oversaw the peace negotiations between Japan and Russia. Roosevelt’s policy was called the “Big Stick Ideology”, and it massively expanded American influence as a relevant nation with the willingness to intervene in foreign affairs shall it deem necessary.
An exponent of robust and sturdy Americanism and of the strenuous life, mental and moral as well as physical, Colonel Roosevelt was endowed with rare courage...

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Date:   01/04/2022

Category:   History

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