President McKinley was assassinated in September
1901, his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt,
succeeded him. At 43, Roosevelt became the youngest
President in the nation's history.
Roosevelt was born to a wealthy family in 1858.
His family described him as "sickly, delicate,
precocious, and constantly fighting asthma attacks."
Yet, he lived a full life and accomplished much.
His ambition took him from a cowboy and rancher
all the way to the White House. (Theodore
Roosevelt National Park summary document.)
learn more about Theodore Roosevelt's life as
a cowboy and President by clicking on:
Before the Presidency
Roosevelt: Rancher, Historian,
Did You Know?
The Father of Conservation
Life After the Presidency