It is only years after their presidency that a nation can judge on whether or not their president has served them right. However, only a few remain in the memory of the people as being good president. Theodore Roosevelt is one of the very few presidents remembered by all as being a good president. Not only did he live a highly successful life but brought considerable efforts during his term in office in 1901 to 1909 as the United States" 26th President. Theodore Roosevelt can be considered one of the best presidents because of his popularity, his qualities and his many accomplishments.
Theodore Roosevelt appealed greatly to the American nation. He was an all-around polyvalent man, " a Nobel prizewinner, a physical culturalist, a naval historian, a biographer, a paleontologist, a taxidermist, an ornithologist, a field naturalist, a conservationist, an editor, a critic, a civil service reformer, a former Governor of New York and the President of the United States" Roosevelt refused to believe that "there was anything finer than to be born an American" and this appealed to the public because it gave them a sense of importance and devotion that a president could have for his people. He appeared to be a well-informed and highly moral man and the " common people saw in him a fiery champion" Overall what made Teddy Roosevelt popular was the fact that the American population saw that he was real and could relate to him.
What made Theodore Roosevelt such a great president was that he was an imperialist and a progressive. He believed that America should spread out throughout Europe and to the rest of the world. As the President, Roosevelt looked out for the best interest of the United States and " flexed America's muscle abroad" Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to acknowledge " that a nation's future trade posture must be toward Asia and away from the Old World entanglement of its past" When war broke out between the U.