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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt's Original Handheld Manuscript Victory Message on Election Night 1898, The Key Moment in His Rise, As His Election As Governor Was Assured .
08/11/1898. ""I shall do all in my power to redeem every promise I have made, expressed or implied...I believe I can best serve the Republican Party by doing everything I can to help it serve the state. I shall strive to administer the office of governor in the interests of the whole people. It is by so doing that I can best show my appreciation of the support given me by the independents and Democrats...""At the start of Roosevelt's political career, he served three years as a member of the New York State Assembly. His next post was as a member of the U.S. Civil Service Commission (of which he later became head). In 1895 he undertook the direction of the New York City Police Department. Then in 1897 he joined President McKinley's administration as assistant secretary of the Navy. None of these offices were stepping stones to a major political career, nor were they ones that placed the holder in the spotlight.While in the Navy Department he had the foresight to see the Spanish-American War coming, and when it broke out in 1898, he found active service in Cuba as lieutenant colonel of a regiment of volunteer cavalry that he himself had raised from an unlikely combination of sons of prominent families in the East and hunters and cowboys in the West. He won great fame as leader of these - the Rough-Riders - the most renowned unit in the Spanish-American War. News of their exploits dominated the newspaper headlines during the conflict, and the men (and foremost their leader Roosevelt) were widely acclaimed upon their return home from Cuba. The Rough Riders were mustered out of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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