Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

26th U.S President (1901-1909)

Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when sworn in as President of the United States following the assassination of William McKinley. "It is a dreadful thing to come into the Presidency in this way; but it would be far worse to be morbid about it," Roosevelt said. "Here is the task, and I have got to do it to the best of my ability." In nearly two terms as President, Roosevelt pushed progressive reforms, advocated consumer protection laws and the regulation of big business, supported conservation of the environment, and asserted America 's authority abroad. In 1905, Roosevelt negotiated an end to the war between Russia and Japan. For this work, he was the first American and only sitting President to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. In Depth Bio >>>
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