Cuba and the U.S imperialism
How Cuba Was Affected
The U.S got control of Cuba as the result of the Spanish-American War in 1898. Cuba was affected because by the 1950's the U.S controlled 80% of Cuba's utilities, 90% of their mines, close to 100% of oil refineries, 90% of cattle ranches, and 40% of sugar industry. Cuban people did not like this control over everything and this caused the Cuban Revolution.
Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
Before Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States, he organized the first voluntary cavalry in the Spanish-American War called the rough riders. The rough riders consisted of miners, Native Americans, cowboys, and law enforcement officials to help fight battles in the war. The most popular battle they have done was at San Juan Hill. This battle was a victory for the Rough Riders even though they lost a lot of soldiers while fighting.
This flag was adopted on May 20th, 1902.
Teddy Roosevelt formed the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War
The rough riders were the first volunteer cavalry formed during the Spanish-American War