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…

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…

The Original Platt Amendment

The Original Platt Amendment

Cuba Under the Platt Amendment, 1902-1934 (Reprint) (Paperback)

Cuba Under the Platt Amendment, 1902-1934 (Reprint) (Paperback)

Cuba Under the Platt Amendment, (Reprint) (Paperback)

Photo of Senator Orville Platt of Connecticut who was responsible for much of the Platt amendment which was in fact overturned or repealed by FDR's Good Neighbor Policy...While the Platt amendment called for force and occupation the Good Neighbor policy called for cooperation and trade

Photo of Senator Orville Platt of Connecticut who was responsible for much of the Platt amendment which was in fact overturned or repealed by FDR's Good Neighbor Policy...While the Platt amendment called for force and occupation the Good Neighbor policy called for cooperation and trade

US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This was acquired as part of the Platt Amendment at the end of the Spanish American War.

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US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This was acquired as part of the Platt Amendment at the end of the Spanish American War.

Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary of State Cordell Hull was as important a figure in the Good Neighbor Movement as Roosevelt himself. Cordell supported Roosevelt's policy saying,  "No country has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another" and served as a dignitary to many Latin American Countries. The Good Neighbor Policy saw the removal of United States Marines from Haiti and Nicaragua, and caused the annulment of the Platt Amendment.

Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary of State Cordell Hull was as important a figure in the Good Neighbor Movement as Roosevelt himself. Cordell supported Roosevelt's policy saying, "No country has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another" and served as a dignitary to many Latin American Countries. The Good Neighbor Policy saw the removal of United States Marines from Haiti and Nicaragua, and caused the annulment of the Platt Amendment.

Cartoon protesting Platt Amendment

Cartoon protesting Platt Amendment

Carlos Mendieta leader of Cuba was installed as President after a coup lead by Fulgencio Batista. He was unable to establish political stability but during his time he retracted the Platt Amendment. Cuba received a favorable tariff preference as a result of the Platt Amendment and that ended in 1934. However, the long term lease of Guantanamo Bay continues.

Carlos Mendieta leader of Cuba was installed as President after a coup lead by Fulgencio Batista. He was unable to establish political stability but during his time he retracted the Platt Amendment. Cuba received a favorable tariff preference as a result of the Platt Amendment and that ended in 1934. However, the long term lease of Guantanamo Bay continues.

Platt Amendment, 1903.  This piece of legislation set the precedent for American interference with Cuba until 1959.  Article III notoriously gives the United States authority to intervene at its discretion.

Platt Amendment, 1903. This piece of legislation set the precedent for American interference with Cuba until 1959. Article III notoriously gives the United States authority to intervene at its discretion.

"The Iron of the House".  This cartoon depicts McKinley branding Cuba, who is chained to a post entitled "The Platt Amendment" in the name of the US.  Uncle Sam looks on in the background.  This speaks to the greater theme of foreign intervention in Latin America as experienced by Latin Americans.

"The Iron of the House". This cartoon depicts McKinley branding Cuba, who is chained to a post entitled "The Platt Amendment" in the name of the US. Uncle Sam looks on in the background. This speaks to the greater theme of foreign intervention in Latin America as experienced by Latin Americans.

Platt Amendment - the Us Colonization of Cuba

Platt Amendment - the Us Colonization of Cuba

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.

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.

Platt amendment page 1 - Cuba–United States relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Platt amendment page 1 - Cuba–United States relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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