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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Alternate Title
And Teddy (Roosevelt) Comes Marching Home
Eugene Zimmerman, 1862 - 1935
Arkell Publishing Company
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
David Bennett Hill, 1843 - 1910
Frank Swett Black, 08 Mar 1853 - 22 Mar 1913
Timothy Lester Woodruff, 04 Aug 1858 - 12 Oct 1913
Seth Low, 18 Jan 1850 - 31 Dec 1916
Chauncey Mitchell Depew, 23 Apr 1834 - 5 Apr 1928
Robert Anderson Van Wyck, 20 Jul 1849 - 14 Nov 1918
Chromolithograph on paper
Image/Sheet: 34.3 × 53 cm (13 1/2 × 20 7/8")
Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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In 1898, Theodore Roosevelt's political ambitions were greatly enhanced as a result of his participation in the Spanish-American War. Roosevelt had resigned his post as assistant secretary of the navy, from which he had argued the case for war against Spain, to organize the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, which served in Cuba. He returned a hero after leading his rugged regiment-the "Rough Riders"-to victory in the San Juan highlands above Santiago. Roosevelt received voluminous praise, as suggested by this cartoon from Judge magazine, in which he is shown riding upon an elephant, symbol of the Republican Party. His name was even being mentioned for the presidency. That fall, Roosevelt was elected governor of New York. Two years later, he was elected vice president for President William McKinley's second administration. When McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Roosevelt became, at age forty-two, the youngest president of the United States.
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