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Roosevelt came back from the Spanish-American War as a national hero. He liked to say, "We had a 'bully' fight." "Bully" was a slang word at the time that meant "first-rate" or "splendid." Another phrase he liked to use when facing a problem was "never around, always through."

Roosevelt was a very determined president. During his term, he forced coal mine owners to negotiate with striking miners, pushed through laws to conserve land and won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end a war between Japan and Russia in 1905. Knowing what you do about Roosevelt, what other kinds of issues do you think he focused on during his years as President?

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VIDEO CREDIT: "President Roosevelt and the Rough Riders." American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1898. The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, Library of Congress.