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Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Imperialism

Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Imperialism

March 2, 1901 - The Platt amendment is passed by the United States Congress, which limited the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for American troop withdrawal. Cuba would become a U.S. protectorate on June 12.

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Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Imperialism

This 1-page handout provides the original legislation as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents and, in this case, the Platt Amendment on Cuba. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance of the legislation. Answer Key is Provided!

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The Republic of Cuba (Spanish: República de Cuba) of 1902 to 1959, refers to the historical period in Cuba when Cuba seceded from US rule in 1902 in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War that took Cuba from Spanish rule in 1898 until the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Cuban independence from the United States was guaranteed in the Platt Amendment proposed to the United States Congress in 1901. It was officially a representative democracy though at times it became controlled by a military…