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Born in Manhattan on October 27, 1858—Theodore Roosevelt was brought up in a wealthy upbringing but suffered from poor health and was forced to live a very sheltered life as a child. Roosevelt’s debilitating asthma caused him to experience the sensation of being smothered to death—which scared him and his parents daily. Due to his medical condition he was homeschooled by various tutors and his parents instead of attending a generalized public school. As Roosevelt ventured into young adulthood, he made the trek to Harvard university where he studied German, natural history, zoology (which had been his passion since he...

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