Theodore Roosevelt – biography

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This work reveals the biographical facts of Theodore Roosevelt – a prominent political figure, the 26th US president from the Republican Party, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 1906 (for his part in ending the Russo-Japanese War), historian and writer.

When he took the place of William McKinley, September 14, 1901, Roosevelt became the youngest president in American history at that time. In domestic policy, Theodore Roosevelt worked for strengthening the role of the state, advocated the establishment of control over activities of corporations.

During his reign, Roosevelt enforced the laws that expanded powers of the Commission on interstate commerce (1903, 1906), supported the measures on restricting immigration. He also paid special attention to the preservation of natural resources.

The main objective of Roosevelt’s foreign policy was the construction of the inter-oceanic canal, and in addition, the displacement of Europe from the political life of the Western Hemisphere (especially the Caribbean).

Roosevelt was the author of such famous expressions as “world’s policeman” and “big stick.”

In addition to his political achievements, Theodore Roosevelt received the reputation as a serious historian. Publication of the book «The Naval War of 1812″ has contributed to this (1882). His most famous work is a 4-volume study “Winning of the West” (1889-96).

In 1912, Roosevelt was elected president of the American Historical Association. He has published about 40 books and numerous articles, has left a great epistolary heritage. For many years, he led the extramural polemic with Leo Tolstoy, criticizing his ethical concept and views on the issues of war and peace.

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