President Theodore Roosevelt had found greatness with his great charge up San Juan Hill during the
Spanish-American War of 1898. He would then be vice president to William McKinley. Roosevelt
would take over after the death of McKinley and would serve out that term and be re-elected. He
was a very strong willed leader who had begun the completion of the Panama Canal project. He sent
our fleet arond the World to they could see the might of the United States. At home he began
preserving lands as National Parks and would be the champion of the natural world.
President Roosevelt would lose a son during WWI which he so wanted to be a part of.
He would go to his grave hating President Wilson because he would not pick him for a military lead in
the great war. He was one of our most colorful President's and forceful speakers.
1. History of the Presidency, 2000.