Birth: 1858-10-27 Death: 1919-01-06
"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."
Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in the nation's history, following the assassination of William McKinley. Not quite 43 at the time, he brought progressive reforms to the country and strengthened foreign policy. He considered himself a "steward of the people" and took the stance that a President should do whatever was necessary for the public good, as long as it didn't break an actual law. A hero of the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt greatly expanded the United States role as a world power, often quoting his favorite proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" His ac…