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Unformatted text preview: 1. W.R. Thayer, from Theodore Roosevelt: A...Biography: Preface, Chapters I, IV, V, VII, XXIV, and XXV,. Thayer essentially regards Roosevelt as an integral part of the development of the United States. Roosevelt was born in New york City and from the time he was an infant, suffered from asthma. At an early age, R was home schooled and soon took in the thought of scientific discoveries. His father took the family to Europe for a year where R first saw the portrait of his future wife, Edith Carow. After the return from Europe, T acknowledges Rs struggles with asthma. Father creates a small gym for R, where R would train almost religiously to overcome asthma. At 15, R worked seriously to go to Harvard. During these preparations, R began the life of a sportsman (shooting, rowing). Entered Harvard in 1876. Became the President of the Natural History Society. Boxing match in 1879, where R was punched in the face (after the round had ended), but didnt retaliate. During college, R also participated in other outdoor activities to boost his physical prowess. In 1883, R headed for North Dakota, where in the same year, R decides he wants to live a ranchmans life, and had a first hand experience of hardship, but never complained. While in the west, R coerced the foul-mouthed bad man into calming down. R returns east after learning of his nomination for Mayor of NYC. However, R loses. Leaves for Europe and marries Edith Carow. R returns to US and publishes History of Naval War of 1812. Then, his writing career began. R becomes the Police Commissioner of NYC sometime after. In 1897, R becomes Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Next, Rough Riders is formed. During the time, the US navy was suffering greatly, where R then persisted in the retreat of the troops in order to save their lives by writing letters to the Generals and Colonels. 1914, President Wilson desired neutrality during WW1, but R persisted in intervention in order to maintain peace for the future. When interviewed about the entering of the war, R said he would have severed diplomatic relations much earlier than Wilson would have, as shown by handling of Lusitania Crisis (Germans blew up ship). R attempts presidency in 1916, but loses to Wilsons He kept us out of war campaign. R would be bitter about Wilsons interactions with the war. 1917, R joined the overseas American Army as a Colonel. R debarred himself from the military after General Wood was treated poorly by the American Government. Eventually, R would acquire an infection in 1918 that lead to Rs poor health. During his suffering, his youngest son was killed during an air battle in France. R would die a year later from a blood clot in his heart....
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