Teddy Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 in New York. As a child he was very sick and struggled as being asthmatic, also he did not know he was near sighted till age 13. His dad was disappointed in his son so one day he sat him down and had a talk with Teddy. His dad said, "Theodore you have the mind but you have not the body, and without the help of the body the mind cant go as far as it should. I am giving you the tools, but it is up to you to make your body." Teddy responded "I will make my body!" From then on he became a motivated young man and started to build his body into being a healthy athlete. He entered Harvard at age 17 where he began to study natural history. Soon after his first year his dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died. Teddy was devastated but he used it to motivate him even more to make a difference in society. When he got back to Harvard in his fall semester he changed his major to history and government. When Teddy graduated he was awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree. He entered polotics in 1888 he campaigned for republican president Benjamin Harrison an when Harrison became president he appointed Teddy to the U.S. Civil Service Commission. That is when teddy Roosevelt got into polotics.
The square deal is what Teddy Roosevelt used to obtain equality. The three ways he this was by controlling corporations, conservation of natural resources, and consumer protection.
"Fair and Square"
"Fair and Square"
He controlled the corporations by using Shermans-Anti Trust Act. He first used this to take down the most powerful industrialist in the country J.P. Morgan which owned Northern Securities.
Conservation of Natural Resources
Teddy Roosevelt did a great thing for the U.S. when he began conservation of natural resources. Some of the
Teddy Roosevelt established the meat inspection act as well. This was used to authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect and condemn any meat product found unfit for human consumption.
Teddys First Big Problem
Teddy's first big problems were the bosses who were corrupting the government in New York. The bosses knew that he was bad news and that they needed to get ride of him so they could keep making the decisions in New York and the rest of America. The bosses thought that they were being smart by nominating him for vice president so that he wouldn't have much power and it would get him out of New York. That would make it easier for the bosses to still make decisions in the government without Teddy Roosevelt being able to do anything. What came next shocked all the big businesses after president Mckinley and Teddy Roosevelt as vice president were elected president Mckinley was assassinated. Teddy Roosevelt then was given the president position. He then got back at all the bosses and all the industrialists that tried to take him down by taking their trusts down. In conclusion Teddy Roosevelt took the power from the monopolists and gave it back to the government by trust busting.
Problem that Rosevelt Faced
Teddy roosevelt problem that he faced was the conservation of natural resources. Before Teddy Rosevelt became president he spent time in the west in the Dakota territories. When he did this he gained a lot or respect for natural resources and western out door experiences. He soon experieced a drought while in the Dakota territorries. After this he moved back to New York to enter polotics again. When Teddy Rosevelt finally was president he looked for a way to improve the life for people that lived how he did when he lived in the Dakota territories. He soon came up with the idea to establish national parks. These national parks were to solve the problem of conserving natural resources.