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History of Modern Cuba. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. The Cuban “Melodrama”. The Spanish-American War: 1898. Valeriano Weyler’s “Reconcentration” Policy. Remember the Maine ! To Hell with Spain !. Cuban “Independence ? ”. Senator Orville Platt.

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Modern Cuba

Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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The Cuban “Melodrama”

The Spanish-American War: 1898

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Valeriano Weyler’s “Reconcentration” Policy

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Remember the Maine!To Hell with Spain!

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Cuban “Independence?”

Senator Orville Platt

Platt Amendment (1903)

1. Cuba was not to enter into any agreements with foreign powers that would endanger its independence.

2. The U.S. could intervene in Cuban affairs if necessary to maintain an efficient, independent govt.

3. Cuba must lease Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for naval and coaling station.

4. Cuba must not build up an excessive public debt.

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Fidel Castro as a Young Revolutionary

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Cuban “Young Pioneers”

What were some of Castro’s reforms??

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Cuba is 90 Miles from the Florida Coast

A Soviet “Client-State”

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The Cuban Missile Crisis:October,1962

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Soviet-Cuban Construction

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Soviet-Cuban Construction

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The Cuban “Boat People”

The Cuban Adjustment Act - 1966

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Castro at the United Nations

US Embargo of Cuba

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Cuban-Americans Support the Republican Party