#3 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt served as the 26th president of the United States, and though there have been two Roosevelt’s in office, there are very different. Teddy has a long list of milestones under his belt and here are just a few of them…
- Teddy took conservation seriously and put aside more land in order to create national parks, national forests, and nature preserves than all of the presidents who came before him combined, most of which are still around today (Anirudh).
- Roosevelt passed the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and Pure Food and Drug Act. These acts helped to produce better quality food, required ingredients to be labeled on drug packaging, and tried to ensure sanitary conditions in which food was being processed (Anirudh).
- Roosevelt created the Square Deal, which incorporated the three C’s- consumer protection, control of corporations, and conservation of national resources (Moore).
- Though Teddy did not start the Panama Canal (which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), he did take over the project when France gave up on it in 1904. Since its completion over 14,000 ships a year pass through (Moore).
Anirudh. “10 MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.” Learnodo Newtonic, 17 Oct. 2015, learnodo-newtonic.com/theodore-roosevelt-accomplishments.
Moore , Josh. “15 Amazing Accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt!” Guy Counseling, 20 Apr. 2017, guycounseling.com/theodore-roosevelt-accomplishments/.