Why Teddy Roosevelt is the Best President in History.

Because I am majoring in history, I have found it completely necessary to pick a president to become absolutely obsessed with. Going into my first college history class, I figured this would be a pretty tough decision. I was surprised to find out that it wasn't. Teddy Roosevelt is by far the best President in our Nation’s history. I’m not even going to lie and say that I know every single thing that he did as President of the United States. And to be completely honest, I don’t really care. This might take away every last bit of credibility that I have, but I’ll tell you why I think that Teddy Roosevelt would save our country today if he were to be elected president.

Reason 1. Teddy Roosevelt was adventurous.

Teddy Roosevelt had a great habit of getting himself into sticky situations. Take the River of Doubt for example. When Roosevelt went through any difficult times, he would go into the wilderness to battle it out with himself and nature. This made him incredibly worldly. He even took a trip to Africa with his son, Kermit, to learn about the land and to hunt. Teddy understood the importance of nature and wanted the entire world to become just as in love with it as he was. He went to great lengths to do this, even if this meant getting ambassadors and politicians from other countries to go skinny dipping with him in the middle of the winter.

Reason 2. He had a gift for making people happy.

Who’s ever looked at a teddy bear and not been happy? (By the way, Teddy Roosevelt hated everything about the teddy bear, he thought it was ‘girly’. He desperately wanted his name detached from the stuffed animal.) Teddy was entertaining and had many life stories, which he loved to share. Teddy Roosevelt’s sense of humor was loved by many, making him someone that people loved to listen to. When Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech, there was a great chance that the venue was packed. Everyone, I mean everyone, wanted to hear him talk. But really, who wouldn't?

Reason 3. He was extremely brave.

How many other presidents have you heard of giving a speech right after they had been shot? No, he didn't go to the hospital first. He was literally shot right before he had to give a speech. Like, really, most people would be too traumatized if nothing else. But not Teddy! He went right up on that stage with the bullet in him and went for it. Or we could talk about how he traveled through undiscovered (for lack of a better word. There were people living there, but they were natives that didn't really have the means to put a place on a map of the world) South America, through the River of Doubt. Many people attempted to do this before, and they died. This didn't scare Teddy Roosevelt though. He was all for the expedition!

In conclusion, Teddy Roosevelt was the coolest president ever. His bravery and perseverance are exactly what we need to make it through our current issues, it’s just too bad he’s dead. But even if he was alive, he’d be too conservative to be Democrat and too liberal to be Republican. Oh well.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing-Teddy Roosevelt
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far- Teddy Roosevelt
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