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Meet Amazing Americans U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt as Rough Rider with Clifford Berryman's bear.
Clifford Berryman's cartoon of Roosevelt as a Rough Rider with a bear cub

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Teddy Bears
Theodore Roosevelt was often called Teddy, and after one particular hunting trip this nickname took on a new meaning. Roosevelt was an outdoorsman and a hunter, but he also loved animals. On one occasion, he was hunting with some of his aides and a group of reporters. For several days, the newspapers reported that the president had failed to shoot any game. Finally, Roosevelt's aides found a bear, which they cornered and presented to him as a trophy. However, Roosevelt felt compassion for the bear and refused to shoot it. This drawing illustrates Roosevelt's kind attitude toward the bear. What do you think this incident inspired?
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