The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 7, The Fighting Cock Summary & Analysis

Edmund Morris
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Chapter 7, The Fighting Cock Summary and Analysis

When the Republicans of the New York legislature nominate Roosevelt for speaker of the house, predictions fly throughout the country about the young man's future in politics. Though they prove to be true, Roosevelt himself scoffs at such flattering predictions. Nevertheless, he fights stiff opposition for the appointment.

Also in Albany in 1883 is the New York governor, Grover Cleveland, a future president. The author points out that Cleveland is known for both his political ambitions and physical size, weighing "well over three hundred pounds." Early in the legislative season, Roosevelt receives a summons from Cleveland and the three men discuss, for hours, their strategy to pass a Civil Service Reform bill.

Socially, Roosevelt charms much of Albany. However, his wife, Alice, remains in New York City, nearer to family and friends, given Roosevelt's busy schedule...

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