No Theodore Roosevelt, affectionally called "Teddy", was the Assistant Security of the Navy before he resigned and commanded the Rough Riders in Cuba. The president during the time was William McKinley. This of course if you are talking about the hostilities between the Spanish and the United States during war in 1898. Also, a word of advise, do not put this in the debates. Put this in a poll or an opinion, just not a debate. Work on grammar as well.
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