Teddy Roosevelt was one of the great leaders in history and his presidency ranks with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. All four are sculpted in to the rocks of Mount Rushmore. He was the youngest person to become president and had to overcome severe asthma and other health problems. Roosevelts Square Deal gave citizens fairness. Teddy "Trust Buster" broke up the trusts, regulated food, drugs, railroads, and made conservation a national pride. Roosevelt wanted to preserve our nation's natural resources and created natural sanctuaries, natinal parks and forests. In 1906 he won the nobel peace prize. He specialized in taking down corrupt corporations and believed that no businesses or companies should ever finance elections. Teddy Roosevelt negotiated the first union deal during the 1902 Anthracite coal strike between coal miners and J.P. Morgan.
"If you could kick the person in the pants most responsible for your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." Theodore Roosevelt
"When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on-." Theodore Roosevelt
"Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength."