Theodore Roosevelt was a very accomplished U.S. President.  Here are some interesting facts about him.

  1. He graduated from Harvard College in 1880.
  2. He was Vice President under William McKinley
  3. 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.
  4. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1906 for the work he did to help end the Russo-Japanese war.
  5. He is the youngest U.S. president – having been elected when he was just 42 years old.
  6. The iconic teddy bear toy that we all know and love was named after him.
  7. He was the first president to travel outside the United States. He make the trip to Panama.
  8. He lost the sight in one eye while boxing in the White House one day.
  9. 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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