Three. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy and the Spanish-American War Hero

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Joseph Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch3

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Smith, J. (2011) The Assistant Secretary of the Navy and the Spanish-American War Hero, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Exeter, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331400

Online ISBN: 9781444344233

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Keywords:

  • Spanish-American War hero;
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy;
  • promoting American naval expansion from the inside;
  • Cuba, TR seeing American military intervention, ending colonial rule;
  • TR, facing difficult personal decisions;
  • command of First Volunteer Regiment;
  • “Roosevelt's Rough Riders” or “Roosevelt's Men”;
  • “Battle of Las Guasimas,” a great victory for US cavalry;
  • Rough Riders under TR's command, control of San Juan Heights;
  • “Round Robin” and Colonel Roosevelt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy

  • The Rough Rider

  • Las Guasimas

  • San Juan Hill

  • The Round Robin

  • The War Hero

  • References

  • Further Reading