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On October 27, 1858, In New York City, Theodore Roosevelt

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On October 27, 1858, in New York City, Theodore Roosevelt was born. His parents were Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch. Martha was from the South and Theodore Sr. was from the North. Theodore had three brothers and sisters, Anna, Elliot, and Corinne. Theodore was given the advantage to hear a lot of politics discussed because of the Civil War.Roosevelt was small and weak when he was young and kids always picked on him. His dad suggested weightlifting and within a year, he was stronger than most of the kids his age but lacked fighting skill, so he began boxing lessons.Roosevelt was into natural history and he wanted to be a naturalist when he was young. He began collecting rocks and bones after he was given the skull of a seal.Because of his asthma, he didn't start school until he was fifteen. After his school was shutdown because the teacher who ran the school became ill, his aunt, Annie Bullock, began teaching him.His father died in 1878. Theodore inherited $125,000. Later that year, he fell in love with a woman named Alice Hathaway Lee. He proposed a while later and she eventually said yes.In 1880, they married and after they settled down. Roosevelt entered Columbia Law School. While in school, he worked on a book that he started in Harvard, but he did not finish before he dropped out In 1881, Roosevelt began his political life when he ran for New York Assembly Representative. He was elected. In his 1884 term, he was chosen to be the chairman of the New York delegation to the Republican National Convention.In February of 1885, his first daughter was born. Alice...

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