NY Presidents Pop Quiz #3

T Roosevelt cutoutIn honor of Presidents Day, AOA has decided to slack off today. A little bit. But only because we're honoring the presidents. And with that in mind, we've put together a little presidential pop quiz -- we'll be posting one question for each of the six presidents from New York today.

Question:Which New York president was the first U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize? But years earlier, as a Sunday school teacher, he gave a kid $1 reward for fighting, and eventually lost the sight in one eye in a brawl of his own.

Teddy Roosevelt closeupAnswer: Theodore Roosevelt

Our nation's 26th President learned to box as a child as in an effort to protect himself from bullies. Years later, while teaching Sunday school, Roosevelt was chastised for giving a kid $1 for getting a black eye in a fight. The kid was defending his sister and Roosevelt thought it was honorable. The church elders weren't on board with that.

As president, T.R. lost the sight in one of his own eyes in a boxing match, a fact that was kept hidden from the American public.

In spite of his reputation as a badass, Teddy Roosevelt was the first U.S. President to win a Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, he was the first U.S. president to win a Nobel Prize of any kind. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for brokering peace between Russia and Japan.

Oh, also, he had a badger.


I thought I knew all the TR trivia out there, but some of those are new to me. Thanks!

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