Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Fact Sheet

The 26th President of the United States

Name: Theodore Roosevelt

Number of terms he served: Two

Year he took office: 1901

Birth Date: October 27th, 1858

Age when he took office: 43

State of Birth: New York, New York

Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

The Russo-Japanese War started with Japanese troops surprise attacking Russian troops on February 8th, 1904. They couldn’t decide on terms of peace, so Roosevelt stepped in. He set the peace treaty in motion this made him the first American to win a Nobel Prize, he received the Prize of Peace.   

What did he do after he left office:

After his presidency Roosevelt traveled to Africa and Europe where he and his companions hunted animals. The next presidential election came around and Roosevelt was nominated again. He claimed he would not accept unless the people wanted him to be president. He was shot by a saloon owner and went to the hospital. They released him after they got the bullet out of his chest and he became obese. On January 5th, 1919 Roosevelt had trouble breathing but when the physician treated him he felt better. His last words were “Please put out that light, James,”  and he died that morning in his sleep.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, TR

Was he married:

Yes, Edith Kermit Carow

Did he have children:

Yes, six

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