Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Battle of San Juan Hill Theodore Roosevelt



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Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Battle of San Juan Hill
Theodore Roosevelt:

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States of America. American War with his Rough Riders.

Roosevelt resigned his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in May 1898 to join the volunteer cavalry. The original plan for this unit called for filling it with men from the Indian Territory, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma. However, once Roosevelt joined the group, it quickly became the place for a mix of troops ranging from Ivy League athletes to glee-club singers to Texas Rangers and Indians. Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were a colorful group of characters. During the war, they received the most publicity of any unit in the army.



http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/theodore-roosevelt

The Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill:

The Rough Riders were led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American War at the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Rough riders were Western cowboys and Eastern blue bloods officially known as the First U.S. Voluntary Cavalry. This soldiers fought at the battle of San Juan Hill bravely.

The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt



https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/roughriders.html


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