Theodore Roosevelt, President Of The United States Essay

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After President McKinley got shot, Roosevelt being Vice President, was sworn into office on the day of September 14, 1901. He was only 42 years old, becoming the youngest man to ever be President. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States from the years 1901-1909. His main goal was to attempt to fix the nations social problems. During his term, he confronted some big controversial issues, such as the miners strike, the dispute with Great Britain, the Pure Food and Drug Act, he set aside acres of lands because he wanted them used for National Forests, and most importantly, he was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. During this period in history, there were some very interesting things going on in the Nation. The Wright brothers flew the first successful aircraft, the first box of crayons were sold for only five cents, the Martha Washington Hotel exclusively for women was made in New York City, and Panama received their independence from Columbia in the year 1903. The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed by both the United States and Panama to give rights to the U.S. over the Panama Canal. The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty has 26 articles and they are as follows. Article I states that the United States of America will uphold the independence of the Republic of Panama. Article II says the U.S.A. was to receive all rights of the canal zone on five miles of each side. It gave them the control of occupation, sanitation, protection and maintenance of…

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