Theodore Roosevelt has been in the news lately—not the president, but the ship named for him. But the current news does give me the opportunity to discuss an interesting historical precedent for this situation—one that involved Theodore Roosevelt himself. I’m your host, Erin McCarthy, and in this bonus episode of History Vs., we’re going to look at the round-robin letter incident of the Spanish-American War. To the public, it looked as though Roosevelt’s letter and the round-robin had forced the McKinley administration to act, which wasn’t the case. If you want to find out more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, visit MentalFloss.com/historyvs.