Ten fun facts about Theodore Roosevelt


Fact 1
Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. was born on October 27, 1858 and died on January 6, 1919.

Fact 2
He is well known for his high-spirited personality, variety of interests and accomplishments and his governance on the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" image and robust manliness.

Fact 3
He was a forerunner of the Republican Party and founded the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party in 1912.


Fact 4
Before being elected as President, he held offices at the city, state, and national levels.

Fact 5
Roosevelt was 42 years old when he was elected as President in 1901, making him the youngest president ever.

Fact 6
Roosevelt was also the first of 3 presidents who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Fact 7
The Teddy bear is named after him, even though he disliked being called "Teddy".

Fact 8
In 1904 Roosevelt was the first president who was elected to a term in his own right after having risen to the Presidency (from the Vice-Presidency) after the death of his precursor and winning the highest percentage of the popular vote since the unchallenged election of 1820.

Fact 9
Roosevelt created the phrase "Square Deal" to define his domestic agenda and on the world stage, his policies were branded by his motto, "Speak softly and carry a big stick".

Fact 10
Roosevelt has constantly been placed as one of the best U.S. Presidents, having recovered a weakening presidency.


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Was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909).