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Theodore Roosevelt "Alpha Male"
26th President of the United States of America (1901-1909)
All Time Badass President
Roosevelt's life before his presidency was a showmanship of a true men of all men. Growing up with extreme asthma, severe nearsighted vision, and having a speech impediment this did not stop him from becoming the most toughest president in the world to date.
Let me start with a grocery list of positions he held before headed to the white house like a freight train.
• Cattle rancher
• Deputy sheriff
• An explorer
• Police Commissioner
• Assistant Secretary of the Navy
• Governor of New York
• A War hero
• Nobel Prize Winner
"BA" History about Mr. Teddy Bear
1901 - At the age of 43 Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest president.
During his term Roosevelt received a letter from the Army Cavalrymen complaining about having to ride 25 miles a day for training. In response Teddy at the age of 51 accompanied the men by riding his horse 100 miles a day from sunset to sunrise.
1909 - After his second term Roosevelt went on an African safari.
1912 - He ran for President on a Progressive ticket. To reporters he once remarked that he felt as fit as a bull moose, the name of his new party.
During a campaign speech a crazed assailant attempted to assassinate Roosevelt with 32 caliber at short range. With bullet still lodged in his body, he continued his speech with blood stains on his clothes.
Manly Quotes of Men
"Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground."
The Groton School, Groton, MA, May 24, 1904
There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country."
Confession of Faith Speech, Progressive National Convention, Chicago, IL, August 6, 1912
"I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds."
Oyster Bay, NY, July 7, 1915
"A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
An Autobiography, 1913
"The worst of all fears is the fear of living."
An Autobiography, 1913
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."
San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
"This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in."
Chicago, IL, June 17, 1912
"Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep."
New York City, February 17, 1899
"Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor."
Third Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1903
"This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country."
Memphis, TN, October 25, 1905
"There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility."
Abilene, KS, May 2, 1903
• Roosevelt would stroll through the White House pack-en a pistol on him at all times, even though he was a black belt in jujitsu and a champion boxer.
• He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War.
• Roosevelt had reserved over 200 million acres of land to the national forest.
• The term "teddy bear" came from a story when he went hunting his staff found him a bear to shoot. When Thoedore looked at the bear he realized it was old and injured stating "looked at the poor old bear and said "no!" No one would shoot this old bear for sport. That would not be right. However, the bear was injured and suffering. President Roosevelt ordered that the bear be put down to end its pain. Next morning an article was in the paper about the event which lead to a toy shop owner making the "teddy bear".
• He was the president with the most animals at the white house to date.
• Roosevelt ensured the construction of the Panama Canal.
Theodore Roosevelt Favorite Proverb
"Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "
While in the Amazon, Teddy Roosevelt caught tropical fever. On January 6, 1919, he died in his sleep in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
A politician had quoted when heard about his death -
"Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight."
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