What do you notice about Cuba’s location?. Beginning of Cuba. Originally inhabited by native groups Guanahatabey, Ciboney, and Taíno Columbus spotted Cuba on one of his voyages Most natives died of diseases or from conquest of Spanish Spain colonized Cuba. Beginning of Cuba.
José Marti (1853–1895) Cuban independence leader and national hero. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain.
Cubans thinks they’re independent, but I have other plans for them.
Cuba was not to enter into any agreements with foreign powers that would endanger its independence.
The U.S. could intervene in Cuban affairs if necessary to maintain an efficient, independent government.
Cuba must lease Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for naval and coaling station.
Cuba must not build up an excessive public debt.
Senator Orville Platt
Fidel Castro as a Young Revolutionary
In 2006 due to poor health, Fidel relinquished his power and transferred it to his brother Raul.