The 26th president of the United States (1901–09), Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is commonly referred to as the first modern American president for his role in momentously expanding the influence and power of the executive branch of the government. He is noted for his opposition to the ideas of limited government and individualism, and he advocated the use of government regulation to attain social and economic justice. Roosevelt was born in New York City, New York, on October 27, 1858, the second of four children of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (1831–78) ...

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