“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919)
Theodore Roosevelt, bynames Teddy Roosevelt and TR, was the 26th president of the United States (1901-1909) and a writer, naturalist, and soldier. He expanded the powers of the presidency and of the federal government in support of the public interest in conflicts between big business and labour and steered the nation toward an active role in world politics, particularly in Europe and Asia. He won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1906 for mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), and he secured the route and began construction of the Panama Canal (1904-1914).