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Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Biography

On 14 October 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when a paranoid-schizophrenic shot him in the chest. More or less unfazed, Roosevelt got into his car, made sure he wasn't coughing up blood, and drove on to his next speaking engagement, as planned. He spoke for over an hour in front of nearly ten thousand people about the need to curb the power of industry and protect the common man. The blood from the bullet wound soaked through his shirt and jacket, but he didn't miss a beat. Yes, he admitted, he'd just been shot. "[But] it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"blank" rel="nofollow">values confronted an America rocked by technological innovations and demographic upheavals. We can't describe that vision so much as trace it, from its origins in T.R.'s childhood through his attempted assassination in Milwaukee and on to his death in 1919. The ordeal in Milwaukee may have only lasted a few hours, but it embodies a narrative that spanned T.R.'s entire life.

 

Father, Thee Roosevelt

Muscular Christianity

Harvard College

Alice Roosevelt

The Strenuous Life

Edith Roosevelt

A Promising Career

NYC Police Commissioner

Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Rough Riders

Governor and Vice President

President Theodore Roosevelt

Bull Moose & 1912 Election

Death

Family

Education

Work Experience

Major Works

Awards