Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

About Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States of America. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his 'cowboy' persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ('Bull Moose') Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician. Roosevelt was 42 years old when sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making him the youngest president ever; he beat out the youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy, by only one year. Roosevelt was also one of only three sitting presidents to have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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