Study Guide

Platt Amendment People

By U.S. Congress

Orville Hitchcock Platt

The Platt Amendment was named after ol' Orville here, but not for the reasons you might suspect....

Elihu Root

Pretty much all Elihu Root is remembered for is having had the world's coolest name.Oh wait....

William McKinley

When most people think of American presidents who have been assassinated, they think of Lincoln...

Leonard Wood

General Wood was a pretty remarkable guy: he blended being an army doctor and an army general...

Tomás Estrada Palma

Tomás Estrada Palma is a complicated figure in Cuba's history because he kind of played...