Rough Riders: Taking the Heights
  • World History → Spanish-American War → Battle of San Juan Hill
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders take the heights at San Juan Hill from Spanish soldiers east of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

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  1. Spain had been the preeminent power in Cuba and the Caribbean for 400 years - what did this defeat signify?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the economic effects of international military conflicts, including the Spanish-American Wa...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain why significant events, policies, and individuals such as the Spanish-American War, U.S. exp...
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    evaluate American expansionism, including acquisitions such as Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Pu...

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