Teddy Roosevelt, the Original Rough Rider

Happy Birthday, Teddy

Happy birthday to Theodore Roosevelt, who was:

The first President to go down in a submarine,
The first President to leave the country during the course of his time in office,
The first President to send a trans-Atlantic cable for the purposes of diplomacy,
The first President to own an automobile,
And more important than all of those: The first President to win the Nobel Peace Prize,
And greater still: The first President ever to invite an African-American to dine with him at the White House
And that’s the short list!
Clay Jenkinson, Historian
The Roosevelts

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