Enthusiasm Curriculum Connection – History
As a child, Theodore Roosevelt was often sick. One day his father decided to put him on an exercise program in hopes of strengthening him to fight the germs. He was a weak child and it took him a long time to build his muscles, but he put his whole heart into exercising and weight lifting. Soon he had the stamina to play outside and keep up with the other boys. He went on to lead the Rough Riders, a group of volunteer soldiers recruited to attack the Spanish at San Juan Heights. Roosevelt was now known for his energy and enthusiasm in leading his troops in battle. As the 26th President of the United States, Roosevelt became known to many for his cheerful smile, energetic personality and whole-hearted enthusiasm.