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Theodore Roosevelt
President Theodore Roosevelt: ""I know a good deal about the big animals of the wilderness...I am, I think I may say, to a certain extent an outdoor naturalist"" "The pains of childbirth render all men the debtors of all women...""
1905. 8/7/07. Theodore Roosevelt ""I will not write in praise if I do not write, where necessary, in blame. Most certainly the President never should condemn any man unless the offense is flagrant and unless the facts are absolutely undoubted.""""I am, I think I may say, to a certain extent an outdoor naturalist.""The second of four children, Roosevelt grew up in a remarkably affectionate and close-knit family, an environment he hoped to pass down to his own children. TR's love of family was a thread that stretched through his entire life. He often related warm stories of his parents. And some of the great photos taken of Roosevelt also feature his children, from whom he was nearly inseparable. A few years ago, we carried a letter from his trip West to Yellowstone National Park, a letter written to his young son Quentin, sending news of his trip and a drawing of a pack mule. This tender affection was the genuine character of the man. It was acquired by the National Park Service. Roosevelt's first wife died after the birth of his first child, named after her. And he later married a childhood friend, Edith, with whom he had five children. This family was the love of his life and his purpose. He never forgot the sacrifice his first wife made, even as he built a new and strong family life.The term ""Bully pulpit"" comes from Roosevelt, who observed that the White House was a bully pulpit. For Roosevelt, ""bully"" was an adjective meaning ""excellent"" or ""first-rate"" -- not the noun ""bully"" (""a blustering browbeating person"") that's so common today. Roosevelt was the fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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