American Presidents

More about Theodore Roosevelt

  • He pushed for the creation of the Panama Canal.
  • Roosevelt’s First Lady, Edith Kermit Cardow Roosevelt, was his childhood friend. They reunited and were married in 1886 after his first wife died.
  • He was shot in the chest en route to Milwaukee, but refused to go to the hospital before he gave his speech. He spoke for an hour, then was taken to the hospital.
  • "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

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