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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Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
The Spanish-American War: 1898
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.
What were some of Castro’s reforms??
A Soviet “Client-State”
The Cuban Adjustment Act - 1966
US Embargo of Cuba