Theodore
Roosevelt: Fun Facts about our 26th President



Theodore Roosevelt had six children: Alice, Ted, Kermit, Ethel, Archie, and Quentin.

The Roosevelt family had a pet badger, bear, snakes, dogs, horses, cats, birds, guinea pigs, and kangaroo rats.

Roosevelt loved to hunt and ride horses.

Theodore Roosevelt's children road bicycles and roller skates and walked on stilts through the White House.

Theodore Roosevelt did not have a middle name.

The "teddy bear" is named for Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt was 5 feet 8 inches tall, wore a shoe size 9 1/2.

TR once said, "It is better to try great things, even at the risk of failure, than to know neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt would sometimes read 2-3 books in one day.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to go in a submarine. It was called the U.S.S. Plunger.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to leave the country while in office. He went to Panama to view the digging of the Panama Canal.

TR once said, "It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it."

 

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