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Unformatted text preview: Theodore Roosevelt President Roosevelt was born into a rich, prosperous, and well respected family on October 27, 1858. He was born in a brownstone house on 20 th street located in New York City (Smithsonian Portriat Gallery). Despite the Theodores wealthy parents he was a very sick child with him being underweight, bad eyesight, and the almost deadly asthma attacks he would have until his early adulthood. To help his conditions he would work out by lifting dumb bells and taking boxing lessons but he wasnt just a physical kid he read vigorously and never stopped learning. President Roosevelts urge to learn got him into Harvard University in 1876 and graduated Magna cum laude. He was one of the first members of the American Institute of Arts and Letters; he was the founder of the Bonne and Crocket club, the founder of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the founder of the Long Island Bird Club. On his twenty second birthday he got married to Alice Lee. After his marriage his career rose like a rocket (Smithsonian Portriat Gallery). He was elected to be a New York assemblyman in 1881, rocket (Smithsonian Portriat Gallery)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Cobleskill.
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