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Theodore Roosevelt, was the 26th President of the United States. Check out the interesting facts we collected for you. Amaze your friends with these facts!

  • Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president, assuming the office at the age of 42.
  • He spearheaded the creation of the United States Forest Service, and established five new national parks.
    Theodore Roosevelt Facts

    He was the first former President to suffer an assassination attempt. While running as a candidate for the Progressive Party (better known as the “Bull Moose Party”) on October 13, 1912, TR was shot at close range.

  • Roosevelt was responsible for the start of the Wildlife Refuge system.
  • The teddy bear was named after Roosevelt, in response to a cartoon showing the president refusing to shoot a bear after it had been tied to a tree.
  • Theodore Roosevelt agreed to the construction of the Panama Canal.
  • He established the U.S. as the “police power” for the Western Hemisphere.
  • He helped to increase the government regulation and safety standards of food and medicine with the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act.
  • In 1906, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role of negotiator in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • Roosevelt was the first to dub the executive mansion “The White House”.
  • Roosevelt is the only U.S. president to ever be awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • In 1902, Roosevelt was the first president to be seen riding in an automobile in public.
  • He was blind in his left eye due to an injury in a boxing match.
  • Roosevelt authored over 25 books.
  • Theodore Roosevelt died when he was 60 years of age on January 6, 1919.