Theodore Roosevelt: A Life Of Unique Leadership And Heroism

Although Theodore Roosevelt may best be remembered as the 26th President of the United States, serving from 1901 to 1909, his life was far more than his two terms in office. He was an intellectual, adventurer, conversationalist, naturalist, and more. His face is one of the four featured on Mount Rushmore for a reason considering everything he did for the country both in and outside of the presidential office. Thought of as one of the top five presidents to ever lead the United States, see what made him such an American icon and what separated him from most of those who ever earned the title of president.

He Was A Little Rough Around The Edges When Attending Harvard

Roosevelt in athletic wear
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Known for being enthusiastic in his ideals, a young Theodore Roosevelt began attending Harvard in the fall of 1876. However, he was a little more rowdy than many of his other tame peers.

In the middle of heated discussions, he was known to clap his hands together to make a point or yell across the grass to get other student’s attention. Nevertheless, he still had plenty of friends through athletics and was an above-par student, graduating 21 out of 161 students.