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PostSubject: Tarea de ingles   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:24 am

Theodore Roosevelt

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Birth Info: October 27, 1858 in New York
Position before becoming a president: Governor of New York and Vice President
Vice President: No vice president (In second term the Vice president was Charles W. Fairbanks)
Political Party: Democrat
Dates as a President: September 14, 1901 - March 4, 1909

Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York into one of the old Dutch families which had settled in America in the seventeenth century. At eighteen he entered Harvard College and spent four years there, dividing his time between books and sport and excelling at both. After leaving Harvard he studied in Germany for almost a year and then immediately entered politics. He was elected to the Assembly of New York State, holding office for three years and distinguishing himself as an ardent reformer.
In 1884, because of ill health and the death of his wife, Roosevelt abandoned his political work for some time. He invested part of the fortune he had inherited from his father in a cattle ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory, expecting to remain in the West for many years. He became a passionate hunter, especially of big game, and an ardent believer in the wild outdoor life which brought him health and strength. In 1886 Roosevelt returned to New York, married again, and once more plunged into politics.
Elected governor of the state of New York in 1898, he invested his two-year administration with the vigorous and businesslike characteristics which were his hallmark. He would have sought reelection in 1900, since much of his work was only half done, had the Republicans not chosen him as their candidate for the second office of the Union. He held the vice-presidency for less than a year, succeeding to the presidency after the assassination of President McKinley on September 14, 1901. In 1904 Roosevelt was elected to a full term as president.
Theodore Roosevelt Quote:
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
My opinion:
I think he did a really good job as a president, thatís why he is remembered in todayís United States as a complete Hero.
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