A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.
Chronicles Roosevelt after leaving offic...from the description - "Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What other president has written forty books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin’s bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine?"
Today, Grover Cleveland is chiefly known as the only president to have been elected to two non-consecutive terms. But in his day, Cleveland was a renowned reformer: an enemy of political machines who joined forces with Theodore Roosevelt to fight powerful party bosses, a moralist who vetoed bills he considered blatant raids on the Treasury, and a vigorous defender of the Monroe Doctrine who resisted American imperialism.
26: Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919,Dates in office 1901-1909 Political Party: Republican With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy.During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment.