Theodore Roosevelt was a very accomplished U.S. President. Here are some interesting facts about him.
- He graduated from Harvard College in 1880.
- He was Vice President under William McKinley
- His efforts brought about the treaty between the U.S. and Panama for creating the Panama Canal and setting it up to be under U.S. control.
- He was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1906 for the work he did to help end the Russo-Japanese war.
- He is the youngest U.S. president – having been elected when he was just 42 years old.
- The iconic teddy bear toy that we all know and love was named after him.
- He was the first president to travel outside the United States. He make the trip to Panama.
- He lost the sight in one eye while boxing in the White House one day.
- He had a photographic memory and could read an entire page in the time it took most people to read a single sentence.
No doubt about it – Roosevelt was a larger then life figure. These nine facts are just a small glimpse of the fascinating career he led. To learn more about Roosevelt, check out the film series “Theodore Roosevelt – A True American Hero.”
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