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Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 January 6, 1919) served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. Prior to his service in the SpanishAmerican War, Roosevelt had already seen reserve military service from 1882 to 1886 with the New York National Guard. Commissioned on August 1, 1882 as a 2nd Lieutenant with B Company, 8th Regiment, he was promoted to Captain and company commander a year later, and he remained in command until he resigned his commission. When the United States and Spain declared war against each other in late April 1898, Roosevelt resigned from his post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and on May 6 and formed the First US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment along with Army Colonel Leonard Wood. When the newspapers reported the formation of the new regiment, Roosevelt and Wood were flooded with applications from all over the country. Referred to by the press as the "Rough Riders", the regiment was one of many temporary units active only for the duration of the war. Under his leadership, the Rough Riders became famous for the charge up Kettle Hill on July 1, 1898, while supporting the regulars. Roosevelt had the only horse, and rode back and forth between rifle pits at the forefront of the advance up Kettle Hill, an advance that he urged despite the absence of any orders from superiors. He was forced to walk up the last part of Kettle Hill, because his horse had been entangled in barbed wire. The victories came at a cost of 200 killed and 1,000 wounded. (AP Photo)

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USS Theodore Roosevelt in Operation Inherent Resolve

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Theodore Roosevelt. Photo in public domain. Image created by W. Scott Lamb (share freely).

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In this April 13, 2015 photo released by U.S. Navy Media Content Services, helicopters fly from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli/ U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

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In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 image released by U.S. Navy Media Content Services, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 136, lands on the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Fifth Fleet area of operations. he U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Van Nuys/U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

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In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 image released by the U.S. Navy, a shooter launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 11, off the flight deck aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Fifth Fleet area of operations. he U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anna Van Nuys/U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

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In this April 13, 2015 photo released by U.S. Navy Media Content Services, helicopters fly from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. Navy has dispatched USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Monday. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli/ U.S. Navy Media Content Services via AP)

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Sixteen percent of surveyed Republicans would like to see the face of President Reagan added alongside the likenesses of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt to the face of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this 1908 file photo, President Theodore Roosevelt stands in the White House. (AP Photo)

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The Navy's unmanned X-47B lands aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 17. (U.S. Navy)

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Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum."

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is a 66-ton 010 level structure houses radar, communication and other electronic equipment. Launched in 1984 and delivered to the Navy in 1986, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is the fourth Nimitz-class carrier built at Newport News and is the fourth ship of the class to undergo the major life-cycle milestone of Refueling and Complex Overhaul. ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 27, 2008) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) steams in the Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are conducting a tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Cole (Released)