New York, New York American first lady, international diplomat, writer, and philanthropist Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt —the thirty-second president of the United States. She was a well-known philanthropist a person who works to aid others through charity. She was also an author, a world diplomat, and a tireless champion of social causes. Her family was financially comfortable but troubled.
The second of the four children of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. TR suffered from asthma and terrible nearsightedness, conditions which his father urged him to supercede by saying, "You have the mind, but not the body; you must make your body.
In his youth, Theodore who disliked being called Teddytravelled with his family throughout Europe where he perfected his command of French and German.
At this time, the Civil War raged between the Northern and Southern states. Martha Bulloch, a Southerner by birth and heritage, played a decisive factor in Theodore Sr. It is alleged that rather than fight against his brothers-in-law, Theodore Sr. It is further acknowledged that this decision was a driving force for TR to enlist to fight in the Spanish American War perhaps as a way to become even greater than his father, whom TR held in the greatest of esteem.
An amateur ornithologist, TR would often kill small birds for purely scientific purposes; thereafter dissecting and embalming them. A few original specimens survive today and can be seen at the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Birthplace.
TR's education was via private tutors, which was quite common for an individual of his socioeconomic position. A voracious reader with a photographic memory, TR had no trouble completing his studies and was ultimately admitted to the Harvard College inat age eighteen.
At Harvard, TR majored in science, yet received the bulk of his education in history and literature. He was admitted to the prestigious Porcellian Clubthe O. His athletic pursuits included rowing, boxing, horseback riding, and camping.
TR was an attentive and somewhat enthusiastic student who participated energetically during lectures. In one instance, a professor of his is quoted as saying: After a lengthy courtship and a marriage proposal rebuff, Alice and TR were married on October 27, Around this same time, Theodore Sr.
The death of his father dealt a crushing blow to a twenty one year old TR who suddenly found himself head of his family. Upon his return from Europe, Roosevelt decided to dedicate his life to politics, especially after his local Republican Club nominated him to a State Representative candidacy.
Leaving Columbia University, he won the election easily, thus becoming, at age 23, the youngest State Representative in the history of New York. With his whirlwind enthusiasm and calculating mind, TR was easily reelected in andeventually being elected the youngest Speaker of the Assembly in the history of New York.
InTR published his seminal work, The War ofwhich espoused the maintenance of a strong navy as a pressing matter of national security. It seemed that nothing could stop TR's comet from rising even higher and faster. Inhowever, TR's life fell completely apart.
TR's mother, Martha, was also very ill; having caught typhoid fever, she too died later that same evening of February 14, In despair and inconsolable, TR wrote in his journal that "the light has gone out of my life.The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a historical and public service organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt.
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Theodore Roosevelt. John Singer Sargent () Theodore Roosevelt was born at 28 East 20th Street, New York City on October 27, He was the second child of Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.
The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt began on September 14, , when Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States upon the assassination and death of President William McKinley, and ended on March 4, Roosevelt had been the Vice President of the United States for only days when he succeeded to the presidency.
A Republican, he ran for and won a full four . The TRCP is a c3 non-profit corporation that works to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing. President Theodore Roosevelt resources biography, speeches, photographs, and other information about Teddy Roosevelt.
Nov 13, · Watch video · Theodore Roosevelt’s Early Life and Career. Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, , into a wealthy family in New York City. Known as “Teedie”–later “Teddy”–he was frail and.