Theodore Roosevelt

To say that was a complex personality would be to put things mildly. He was one of the greatest American heroes of the nineteenth century. The man said and did a lot of things, but more importantly he helped build America into the great superpower it is today. Roosevelt accomplished what few would even dare to contemplate. He willingly placed himself in harm’s way in order to prove a point or take a stand. He was not a dreamer but rather a doer. Roosevelt was and still is an everlasting symbol of the American dream.
In truth the man would do little to raise America to economic greatness, he symbolically raised it to impossible heights as a world power. He was the hero that the ...

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attitude of men. He constantly worked out by lifting weights and boxing. He believed that if he grew up muscular he would somehow compensate for his weakness as a child. He believed that strength and power were synonymous. Thus if he became the macho man, like those he surrounded himself with, he would be manly virtuous and great. There was no greater accomplishment in his eyes.
All of his aggressive tendencies proved to have a downfall though. TR suffered from anxiety. He constantly worried about how the world perceived him and how weak he appeared that he consumed his world with fear and anxiety. Heartlessness also arose from his obsession with physical dominance. When his wife and mother died on the same day, he only wrote a journal entry expressing his remorse. After that day he never showed his sadness or loneliness. Roosevelt gave his daughter to his brother to rear, while he headed west to become a cowboy. As long as he kept moving, kept busy, kept building ...

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naturalistic nature of President Roosevelt, led America on a path to greatness. There was nothing that would stop him once he set his mind on something. Naturally what TR wanted he got, the American canal Public embraced the plan to build a canal in the northern province of Columbia. The fact that the French had abandoned construction of the canal after completing a quarter of the work was also a bonus.
However trouble arose in paradise, the Colombians thinking they could use their advantage tried to get more money out of the United States. Naturally TR went ballistic and the Colombians lost out. There was no way that another country would challenge the “great” United States. ...

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