Two of the tough presidents in American history. George Washington was in charge of kicking the mighty British out of the colonies. Teddy Roosevelt was a cattle herder and “Rough Rider”. Both were feared by their enemies. Here are some quick thoughts on both men to help make your decision:
Teddy Roosevelt: 5’9″ 220lbs.
Notable stories you may not know that prove his toughness include Roosevelt beating the snot out of an armed cowboy in a barfight and delivering a speech moments after being shot in the chest (The Clymb).
Advantage: Reputation and proven one-on-one combat
George Washington: 6’3″ 220lbs. (estimate)
Freezing winters and virtual starvation could not stop Washington from kicking British butt. According to John Ford of the Daily Reveille, Washington was shot off of three horses in one battle in the French and Indian War, and ended up with four bullet holes in his jacket, but none in his body (The Daily Reveille). The force was strong with this one.
Advantage: Size, determination, and luck
Disadvantage: He wore a wig
Okay folks. These are arguably the two toughest presidents in U.S. history. Put them in an imaginary street fight, and decide who would win.