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Theodore Roosevelt

            Did you ever wonder how the teddy bear got its name? Well, I"m here to tell you. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America. A lot of people called him "Teddy" and when he was in office a person gave him a stuffed toy bear which led to the naming of the teddy bear.
             He was born in New York City on October 27, 1858. He was always very sick with asthma, which made him weak. He has three siblings, Anna, Elliot and Corinne. He was educated by many private tutors who were in and out of his home in Manhattan. He was the seventh generation of Roosevelt's to be born in Manhattan and second to four children in his household. He went to Harvard University, and he excelled in boxing and academics. He married Alice Hathaway Lee in 1880. They had a daughter together, Alice, in February 12, 1884. His wife, Alice, died in 1884; two days after giving birth to their daughter. On the same day as Alice died, Theodore's mother died of Typhoid fever. He was so sad and upset that there is no record of him ever saying Alice's name again. Two years later he married Edith Kermit Carow on December 2nd, 1886. They had five children together; Theodore Jr. in 1887, Kermit in 1889, Ethel in 1891, Archibald in 1894, and Quinton in 1897.
             After Theodore left Harvard in 1880 and almost within two years, he was elected as a Republican to the New York State assembly. He was in many different jobs throughout his life. He was an author, lawyer, public official, a member of the New York state Assembly during 1882-84, a member of the Civil Commissions in 1889-95, the President of the New York city Board of Police Commissioners in 1894-96, an Assistant Secretary of the Navy during 1897-98, Governor of New York during 1899-1901, Vice President in 1901 (under McKinley), then president of the United States during 1901-09. Previously he had been Captain of the Rough Riders. .
             Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, The first lady, was a beautiful woman in Theodore's eyes.

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