By Arthur G. Sharp
You possibly recognize bits and items approximately Theodore Roosevelt: He was once the President of the USA, led the cost up San Juan Hill, had anything to do with the "Bull Moose" occasion, and is represented on Mt. Rushmore. That's a commence. yet his accomplishments went some distance past that.
This publication expands that checklist and highlights his most important contributions to historical past, including:
• His function within the construction of the Panama Canal
• How he ended the Russo-Japanese War
• His "trust busting," which introduced organizations less than the keep watch over of the people
• The impression of his conservation efforts
• How he equipped up the army and tested the USA as a global power
A clean replacement to the stuffy, overly educational books out there, this publication is the definitive advisor so that you can examine extra approximately some of the most winning U.S. presidents, students, and statesmen in international heritage.
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