AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR[SOURCES]
(A) Smooth riders
(B) Ghost riders
(C) ** Rough riders
(D) Riders on the storm
Concept note-1: -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. Roosevelt resigned his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in May 1898 to join the volunteer cavalry.
Concept note-2: -Rough Rider, member of 1st Volunteer Cavalry, in the Spanish-American War, member of a regiment of U.S. cavalry volunteers recruited by Theodore Roosevelt and composed of cowboys, miners, law-enforcement officials, and college athletes, among others.
Concept note-3: -Following the sinking of USS Maine, President William McKinley needed to muster a strong ground force swiftly, which he did by calling for 125, 000 volunteers to assist in the war. The U.S. had gone to war in opposition to Spanish colonial policies in Cuba, which was then torn by a rebellion.
Concept note-4: -The 1st New Mexico Cavalry entered Federal service as the 2nd Squadron, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the “Rough Riders.” Theodore Roosevelt conceived the idea of raising a cavalry regiment recruited from businessmen, cowboys and outdoorsmen.
Concept note-5: -the Rough Rider: Hero of the Spanish American War. Among Theodore Roosevelt’s many lifetime accomplishments, few capture the imagination as easily as his military service as a “Rough Rider” during the Spanish-American War.