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    Fascinating Facts about Teddy Roosevelt

    Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the "Historical Figures" forum...
    I find Teddy Roosevelt to be one of the most fascinating presidents of all time. He led the Rough Riders, dismantled monopolies as a trust buster, and spearheaded the building of the Panama Canal. I can't learn enough about this guy.

    I found an article that highlights 18 little-known facts about Teddy: 18 Things You Didn't Know About Teddy Roosevelt

    But I'm sure this article is missing interesting facts not covered in the history books. Can any of you guys share something noteworthy about T.R. that even history buffs might not know? If you know an interesting if little known fact about any of the other presidents, feel free to share those as well.

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    Re: Fascinating Facts about Teddy Roosevelt

    I recently saw a documentary on FDR. It turns out that FDR's idol was none other than his esteemed cousin Teddy. Like Theodore, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Governor of New York. In addition, both men dropped out of Columbia Law School.

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    Re: Fascinating Facts about Teddy Roosevelt

    I just learned two Teddy-related facts not mentioned in the article:

    1. He was the first president to fly in an airplane.

    2. He was the first president to travel abroad while in office.

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    Re: Fascinating Facts about Teddy Roosevelt

    Any Teddy-related facts you guys want to contribute?

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