Rooseveltall sons of Cornelius Roosevelt. He had an older sister, Anna nicknamed "Bamie"a younger brother, Elliottand a younger sister, Corinne. His paternal grandfather was of Dutch descent;  his other ancestry included primarily Scottish and Scots-Irish, English  and smaller amounts of German, Welsh, and French.
The above speech is from a stenographic report, differing considerably from the prepared manuscript. Schrank spent the rest of his life in a mental institution.
No one came to visit him. Schrank had stalked TR for thousands of miles before getting a clear shot at him in Milwaukee. Schrank was caught on the spot. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet - there is where the bullet went through - and it probably saved me from it going into my heart.
The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best. And now, friends, I want to take advantage of this incident to say a word of solemn warning to my fellow countrymen. First of all, I want to say this about myself: I have altogether too important things to think of to feel any concern over my own death; and now I cannot speak to you insincerely within five minutes of being shot.
I am telling you the literal truth when I say that my concern is for many other things. It is not in the least for my own life. I want you to understand that I am ahead of the game, anyway.
No man has had a happier life than I have led; a happier life in every way. I have been able to do certain things that I greatly wished to do, and I am interested in doing other things. I can tell you with absolute truthfulness that I am very much uninterested in whether I am shot or not.
It was just as when I was colonel of my regiment. I always felt that a private was to be excused for feeling at times some pangs of anxiety about his personal safety, but I cannot understand a man fit to be a colonel who can pay any heed to his personal safety when he is occupied as he ought to be with the absorbing desire to do his duty.
I am in this cause with my whole heart and soul. I believe that the Progressive movement is making life a little easier for all our people; a movement to try to take the burdens off the men and especially the women and children of this country.
I am absorbed in the success of that movement. Friends, I ask you now this evening to accept what I am saying as absolutely true, when I tell you I am not thinking of my own success. I am not thinking of my life or of anything connected with me personally.
I am thinking of the movement. I say this by way of introduction, because I want to say something very serious to our people and especially to the newspapers. He was seized at once by one of the stenographers in my party, Mr.
Martin, and I suppose is now in the hands of the police. He shot to kill. He shot - the shot, the bullet went in here - I will show you.
I am going to ask you to be as quiet as possible for I am not able to give to challenge of the bull moose quite as loudly. Now, I do not know who he was or what he represented.
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Did you know? Early in his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt sparked a scandal when he invited the African-American educator Booker T. Washington to dine with him and his family; he was the first.
A century after his death, Theodore Roosevelt remains one of the most recognizable figures in U.S. history, with depictions of the president ranging from the brave commander of the Rough Riders to a trailblazing progressive politician and early environmentalist to little more than a caricature of grinning teeth hiding behind a mustache and pince-nez.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ ˈ r oʊ z ə v ɛ l t / ROH-zə-velt; October 27, – January 6, ) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from to He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September and as the 33rd Governor of New York from to As a leader of the Republican Party.
A century after his death, Theodore Roosevelt remains one of the most recognizable figures in U.S.
history, with depictions of the president ranging from the brave commander of the Rough Riders to a trailblazing progressive politician and early environmentalist to little more than a caricature of grinning teeth hiding behind a .