Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt was one of the greatest political figures in American history. His political life started at a very young age in the New York State assembly and went all the way to him being one of the best Presidents that ever lived, before even turning 43 years old. Roosevelt was a man that thrived on power, and he found it in politics. He once said: "The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice. (TR" Roosevelt did many things to make our country better throughout his political career, from busting up hated trusts all the way to getting the Panama Canal built. Many people didn't agree with what he said and did when he was in power, but he knew what he was doing was in the best interest of the nation. "In any moment of decision," Roosevelt said, "the best thing you can do is the right thing.

The worst thing you can do is nothing. (TR" In his early years in the "political spot light" he found himself on the New York State Assembly. He was the youngest ever assemblyman in New York at age 24. His next political job was Civil Service Commissioner where he worked hard until he accepted the Presidency of New York Police Commissioner. In both positions, Roosevelt showed honesty in office, much to the displeasure of party bosses. As Civil Service Commissioner, he regularly has disputes with politicians who wanted him to ignore the law in favor of business. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. (TR" After spending some time...