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Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt -- 26th President; Terms: 1901-1909; Political Party: Republican; First Lady: Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; Vice Presidents: None, Charles W. Fairbanks

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'Peace is generally good in itself, but it is never the highest good unless it comes as the handmaid of righteousness; and it becomes a very evil thing if it serves merely as a mask for cowardice and sloth, or as an instrument to further the ends of despotism or anarchy.' (1910)

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Born: October 27, 1858 in New York City... Youngest person ever to serve as president... Champion of the strenuous life, TR embodied the notion of an expanded presidency. Stamped the presidency with his own colorful personality. His enormous popularity gave him political clout that matched his celebrity status. "Get action, do things," sums up his attitude toward all endeavors, political and otherwise... Died: January 6, 1919.

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  • The Wright brothers make the first plane flight (1903)
  • The Great Train Robbery plays to packed movie houses (1903)
  • Japan defeats Russia in the Russo-Japanese War (1905)
  • Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle, a muckraking exposé (1906)
  • Ford introduces the Model T automobile (1908)

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