Thomas B.- Presidential Accomplishments
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was president from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909. Teddy became president after the reelected president William McKinley was assasinated (Teddy was VP). While taking the oath of office during his inauguration after McKinley's, he did not swear on the bible because he strongly believed in not having God or anything religious have to do with politics. He also did not want the "in god we trust" on any currency. Theodore Was sworn in as president at The Ansley Wilcox Mansion, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican president.
Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president in the nation's history, being sworn in to office at age 42. He came very close to sharing the title with John F. Kennedy who was 43. Theodore Was different than all of the previous president because he wasn't from a cabin in the woods like most of the presidents, he was from New York City, NY.Some of the things that Theodore Roosvelt did early in his presidency was establish some National Parks, for example: May 22, 1902 Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, was established. Other National Parks that have been established by TR are: Wind Cave National Park, SD (1903); Sullys Hill, ND (1904); Platt National Park, OK (1906); Mesa Verde National Park, CO (1906). On November 8, 1904 he was reelected President over Democrat Alton B. Parker. On March 4, 1905 he was inaugurated for second term as President. Theodore Roosevelt liked to say this quote, "speak softly and carry a big stick". Teddy believed in peace, which is why on December 10, 1906 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Russo-Japanese war. Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in any of the six categories. He received the award while in Europe in 1910.
Theodore Roosevelt also took part in the building of the Panama Canal. He was also the first president to leave the Continental U.S while in office when from Nov. 8-26, 1906 Theodore and Mrs. Roosevelt went to Panama to inspect building of the canal. In 1906, he signed the National Monuments Act, protecting sites like the Grand Canyon and preserving countless wildlife sanctuaries, national forests, and federal game reserves. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president
to be commonly known by his initials; TR. Teddy also liked to say, "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". On October 11, 1910, 1 year after his presidency ended Roosevelt took a four minute flight in a plane built by the Wright brothers making him the first president to fly in an airplane. On March 4, 1909 President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt's administration of the United States of America ends with the inauguration of his successor William Howard Taft.