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        Alone in Cuba | The Roosevelts

        When the United States declared war on Spain in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt saw it as an opportunity to test US might, as well as his own. At age 39 he left his wife and children to recruit and lead an all-volunteer cavalry division known as the Rough Riders. They were shipped to Cuba where they were to fight the Spanish colonizers in an effort to liberate Cuba and prove American power.

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