The twenty-sixth president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the most memorable presidents of all time. Theodore, "Teedie, or T.R." used his eccentric personality and energy to gain the attention and respect from the country, and had many other great qualities and accomplishments.
Born on October 27, 1858 in New York, New York, Teedie was a writer, environmentalist, soldier, police commisioner, and all at the age of 42. As a child, Teedie had very bad asthma, horrible eyesight, but that did not stop him from being a vigorous outdoorsman and a great politician. His mother and his wife both passed away on the same day in 1884. He accomplished many things within his life, and so much to show for it. One of the most astonishing accomplishments he made in his life was 'conservation'. Teedie took 200 million acres, 150 Natural Forests, preserves, and wildlfe refuges and turned them into the first 18 National Monuments, the first 4 National Game Preserves and the first 21 Reclamation Projects. While he was in office, he provided federal protection for almost 230 million acres. T.R.developed a program called his "Square Deal", this domestic program helped middle class citizens, and attacked the plutocracy and trusts while it protected against demands of organized labor. He made a treaty called the "coal miner's strike of 1902" which ment that United Mine Workers were as eaual as the companies bosses, which later influenced the anti-trust enforcement.
When WWI broke out, Theodore Roosevelt became a partisan of the Allied cause. By the time this happened, he was no longer in office and refused to serve another term, but supported any other candidate other than Wilson. By 1918, Roosevelt's support of the war and attacks on Wilson reconciled Republican conservatives to him and was oppointed for the 1920 nomination. After his son died in the war by his sons plane being shot down, Roosevelt died less than a year later in January in 1919.