This Day in History
The Great White Fleet Sails


Theodore Roosevelt Dies
January 6, 1919

In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States after the assasination of William McKinley. Roosevelt was born in New York City to a wealthy family. He struggled with many health problems while growing up but overcame them with hard work and determination. During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was Lt. Colonel of the Rough Riders Unit and led the charge up San Juan Hill. Roosevelt was a known conservationist, founding national forests and reserving lands for public use.





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