Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th president when William McKinley was shot and killed in September 14, 1901.
Roosevelt was the Vice President at the time. He ended up running for two terms and he was one of the most popular of all the American presidents. He loved being active and to take actions, he was a great leader and his foreign policy made the United States more powerful than it has ever been before in Western world.
He had extraordinary energy, he was a fearless military leader, he was defending individual rights while growing business and industrial large companies, he wrote more than 30 books and he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
He was very educated and from early ages of his childhood, Theodore Roosevelt had developed his interests in variety of subjects. He also admired and enjoyed American history and literature. He enjoyed learning other languages, and as a teen he lived with his family in Germany, where he learned German language.
Roosevelt was a Harvard University graduate, in love with nature and outdoors and self-tought expert on birds, flowers and animals. He loved physical activities and sport and even though he suffered from asthma as a child, he developed a very healthy lifestyle as an adult and enjoyed playing sports.
He is known to be an influential, popular president.
“To announce that there should be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public”. -Theodore Roosevelt.