Theodore Roosevelt
The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president’s term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Theodore Roosevelt, beginning with his childhood as a naturalist in New York City, New York. Roosevelt’s education at Harvard University and early career fighting corruption as a New York State assemblyman are discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years as a big-game hunter and Progressive Party presidential candidate are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Roosevelt’s military service in the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, and his political career as head of the U.S Civil Service Commission, head of the New York City police force, and governor of New York. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Roosevelt’s administration, including the 1902 anthracite coal strike, the building of the Panama Canal, the creation of the Department of Commerce and Labor, and the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students’ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
United States Presidents
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