Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in Manhattan, New York
Roosevelt became the 26th president after the assassination of William McKinley
While in office he confronted the struggle between management and labor. He developed the "Square Deal" domestic program which included a promise to battle industrial combination, or trusts, which threaten to restrain trade.
During his presidency he set aside 200 million acres of land that would be combined for national forest, reserves, and wildlife refuges. He did this through the "National Reclamation Act', his first major legislative achievement as president.
In 1903, he helped Panama secede from Columbia so they could begin the construction of the panama canal. President Roosevelt claimed that this was his greatest accomplishment during his presidency.
Roosevelt died in his sleep January 6, 1919 at the age of 60.