The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 3, The Man with the Morning in His Face Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, The Man with the Morning in His Face Summary and Analysis

The first mention of young Roosevelt in politics occurs in regards to a Republican demonstration on the Harvard campus. Upperclassmen yell for the new coming freshmen to be quiet. The demonstration occurs on the eve of Roosevelt's eighteenth birthday.

The author continues by describing the attitude of privilege that pervades Harvard College at this time. In this culture, Roosevelt fits right in. The young man quickly whittles his class down to the few "gentlemen" that he deems worthy of his time. These gentlemen are the first to call him "Teddy." But all of the freshman class take notice of the spirited young man, who once out-skates the record holding weightlifter at the time. During the whole of his freshman year, more than a dozen of...

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