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Rough Rider Roosevelt, 1898.
Roosevelt as a Rough Rider in 1898

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Rough Rider
Roosevelt was known for his endless energy. Buffalo Bill called him "a cyclone" and Mark Twain called him "an earthquake." As a young man he spent two years as a cowboy on his ranch in the Dakota Territory. When Spain and the U.S. went to war in 1898, he organized a Volunteer Cavalry (an army unit on horseback), which was called "the Rough Riders." How do you think Roosevelt did in the war?
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