Theodore was born in 1858 to Martha and Theodore Sr, a wealthy industrialist. Theodore had a good upbringing in suburban New York. He suffered heavily from asthma attacks and spent much of his time in bed. Roosevelt used this time to study and write. Thanks to his own determination his health began to improve and in 1875 he was able to get a scholarship to go to Harvard Law School.
At Harvard the young Roosevelt excelled further, amassing a vast knowledge of US history and an interest in the natural world.
Following his re-election Roosevelt stuck to his campaign promises, using his great oratory and Republican domination of Congress to make women's suffrage law in April 1913.
In March 1915 Roosevelt enacted his special powers, granted to a president in a state of emergency.
Immediately following the election some Republicans asked Roosevelt to form a unity party from pro-war Republicans and Democrats, he flatly refused. However, after much more pressure, he did agree to appoint a Democrat to his cabinet, the Democrat was his young cousin, Franklin.
On January 1st 1921, TR's term ended. After attending John Pershing's inauguration he retired to his