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Little-Known Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:06 am
by doublejm1
I find Teddy Roosevelt to be one of the most fascinating presidents of all time. He led the Rough Riders, dismantled monopolies as a trust buster, and spearheaded the building of the Panama Canal. I can't learn enough about this guy.

I found an article that highlights 18 little-known facts about Teddy:
http://socyberty.com/history/18-fascina ... roosevelt/

But I'm sure this article is missing interesting facts not covered in the history books. Can any of you guys share something noteworthy about T.R. that even history buffs might not know? If you know an interesting if little known fact about any of the other presidents, feel free to share those as well.

Re: Little-Known Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:12 am
by doublejm1
I recently saw a documentary on FDR. It turns out that FDR's idol was none other than his esteemed cousin Teddy. Like Theodore, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Governor of New York. In addition, both men dropped out of Columbia Law School.