Many of these pictures still keep energetic of the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most popular leaders of the US. Upon election, he was the youngest President of the US, and he did his best to make his country great. New York-born Roosevelt became the first historical symbol of the US global power, just like the Statue of Liberty associated with US freedom.
An excellent political start of Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt started his bright political career in 1880, with his first historical essay, “War at Sea in 1812”. He entered the New York State Legislature committee and then was a chief of the police of New York City. In 1897 Theodore Roosevelt became Deputy Secretary of the Navy. He participated in the war between America and Spain and received a Colonel rank.
Theodore Roosevelt was a governor of New York until the presidential elections of 1900. Theodore Roosevelt was a vice-president of elected President McKinley. However, in September 1901, McKinley was assassinated, and Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in US history. There are not so many pictures of Theodore Roosevelt during his pre-president period. But he compensated this gap by hiring the cameraman for his numerous trips and meetings during the presidency.
The President of the Globe
Theodore Roosevelt tried to develop the United States as a global imperialist power. His expressions “big stick policy” and “global policeman” were widespread. Roosevelt pioneered racial tolerance when invited African American to the White House for the first time. Also, Theodore Roosevelt founded the Ministry of Trade and Labor, established control over the territory of the Panama Canal.
And of course, we remember that Theodore Roosevelt was a person behind the National Parks legislation, which preserved unique nature of America.
In the 1904 election campaign, Theodore Roosevelt criticized the abundance of monopolies, but also struck deals sponsoring the Republican Party with tycoon’s money. Roosevelt refused the third presidential term and nominated William Taft instead.