After the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th and youngest president to ever be elected in US history. He stirred things up, brought excitement to the United States politics, and vigorously lead the Congress and the whole public toward more progressive reforms and strong involvement in foreign matters.
The early life of Theodore Roosevelt:
Roosevelt’s days as youngun were sharply different from those of the log cabin presidents. He was born in 1858 into a wealthy family and in 1884 his first wife and this mother died on the same day. In order the master his sorrow, he spent the next two years on his ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory living in the saddle, driving cattle and hunting.
Life as the president of the United States of America
Theodore as a president took the view that he should be the steward of the people and therefore he should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the American Constitution. He held the idea that the Government should be an arbiter of the conflicting forces in the country and so one of his first moves when he became president was dissolving a great railroad combination in the Northwest.
But what actually made him the most badass president in U.S history?
Checking Teddy’s resume is like reading about the manliest human to ever exist. His portfolio includes being a cattle rancher, a deputy sheriff, an explorer, a police commissioner, the assistant Secretary of the Navy, the governor of New York, and last but not least a war hero. As a president, he roamed the white house with a pistol on him at all times and it’s not like he needed it with his black belt in jujitsu and his history as a champion boxer.
His greatest display of badassery was while campaigning for a third term. He was shot by a madman in the crowd and, instead of treating the wound, he delivered his campaign speech while bleeding, then proceeded to undress the bullet hole in his chest.
A fellow politician at the time of Roosevelt’s death even said: “Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight.” I guess some men are just born as complete badasses.