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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

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Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was a member of the Republican Political Party? Did you know that the teddy bear was named after President Theodore Roosevelt? Did you know that he was blind in one eye due to a boxing injury?

Fun Fact 1: Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York on October 27, 1858

Fun Fact 2: He was born into a wealthy family of half Irish and half Dutch descent and had three siblings, two sisters and a brother

Fun Fact 3: Theodore Roosevelt was home school educated with tutors in 1876 he went to Harvard College from which he graduated in 1880

Fun Fact 4: He married twice, his first wife was Alice Hathaway Lee and they married on October 27, 1880. Alice died 48 hours after their daughter was born and Theodore Roosevelt's mother died later on the same day!

Fun Fact 5: Theodore Roosevelt's second marriage was to Edith Kermit Carow on December 2, 1886. They had known each other since childhood and together they had five children

Fun Fact 6: Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th president of America in 1901 when he was 42 years of age. He served two terms until 1909

Fun Fact 7: Key events during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt include; The "Square Deal" domestic program, The Russo-Japanese War (between 1904-1905) and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Fun Fact 8: In 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in ending the Russo-Japanese War

Fun Fact 9: Theodore Roosevelt agreed to the construction of the Panama Canal; a 77km strip of water connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean

Fun Fact 10: His nicknames include; Teddy, Trust Buster, TR and the Great Conservationist

Fun Fact 11: Theodore Roosevelt had two pets a guinea pig; who he named Father O'Grady and a snake called Emily Spinach!

Fun Fact 12: Theodore Roosevelt was interested in protecting the environment; he allocated 200 million acres to be preserved as national forests

Fun Fact 13: A sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt's head, measuring 60-foot high (18 m) is carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Fun Fact 14: Theodore Roosevelt died when he was 60 years of age on January 6, 1919; he was in Oyster Bay, New York

Fun Fact 15: He is buried at Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York

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