Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moosed His Way Through An Assassination Attempt

By Karen Harris
Theodore Roosevelt was waving his hat to the crowd just like this when an assassin shot him. Source: (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, had a reputation for being a tough-as-nails, man’s man. He led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, hunted big game, and explored the Amazon and engaged in a bunch of rugged, outdoorsy, cowboy-like stuff. In short, Roosevelt was the very picture of masculinity. So it may come as no surprise that Theodore Roosevelt was once shot in the chest just prior to delivering a campaign speech, but he didn’t let it stop him. He delivered the lengthy speech…nearly an hour and a half…before seeking medical treatment. Here is the time that Teddy Roosevelt bull moosed his way through an assassination attempt