Children's LiteratureAs a small child Theodore RooseveltTeedie, as he was calledwas sickly. As he grew older his health improved and by the time he entered Harvard University he was in good health. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1881. Then when his wife, Alice Lee, died in 1884 he left politics and traveled west to the Dakota Territory. He returned to politics in 1886 to run for Mayor of New York City, but was badly defeated. Before trying politics again, he fought in the Spanish American War. Following the war, he ran for governor of New York and won. He was then persuaded to run for Vice President on the ticket with William McKinley. When McKinley was assassinated, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest person ever to serve as President of the US. Among his accomplishments were the building of the Panama Canal, the Meat Inspection Act and the Hepburn Act which set rules for railroads. The illustrations are unattractive and depressing-looking. This title is part of the "History Makers Bios" series. 2005, Lerner Publications Company, Ages 7 to 10.
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I enjoyed this book written by Gwyneth Swain about one of America's greatest Presidents. I learned many new and interesting facts about Theodore Roosevelt. One thing I learned was that as a little boy he was very sick with asthma and then needed glasses. I also learned that his mother and first wife died on the same day. His father was already dead and so he went to west because he was sad and lonely. The most important thing I learned was that even though life can be very hard and sad if you keep on trying you can succeed and maybe even become one of America's greatest Presidents like TR.