AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR[SOURCES]
(A) William McKinley
(B) William Taft
(C) ** Teddy Roosevelt
(D) Woodrow Wilson
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.
Concept note-2: -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.
Concept note-3: -Roosevelt recruited a diverse group of cowboys, miners, law enforcement officials, and Native Americans to join the Rough Riders. They participated in the capture of Kettle Hill, and then charged across a valley to assist in the seizure of San Juan Ridge, the highest point of which is San Juan Hill.
Concept note-4: -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-5: -At age 39, he left his wife and children to recruit and lead an all-volunteer cavalry division known as the Rough Riders. Roosevelt led the Rough Riders in the 1898 Spanish-American War.