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Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1911. Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-36665.
April 6, 1917

The United States Enters First World War

Theodore Roosevelt was dying to serve in World War I. He was, he reminded all who could hear, an ex-Commander in Chief of the United States Army, and ready to once again lead “his” First United States Volunteer Cavalry - the "Rough Riders" - into the fray. But President Wilson, whom Roosevelt detested, refused the appointment



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