[2015] Maira De Arcos: Cuban Perspective

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[2015] Maira De Arcos: Cuban Perspective

Cuban Perspective





Causes from Cuban Perspective.Many Cubans died due to the Spanish American War.They were also forced to work in slave like conditions. Now that the war is over Cubans can live the life they want to.

The Platt Amendment’s conditions prohibited the Cuban Government from entering into any international treaty that would compromise Cuban independence or allow foreign powers to use the island for military purposes. The United States also reserved the right to intervene in Cuban affairs in order to defend Cuban independence and to maintain “a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty.” Other conditions of the Amendment demanded that the Cuban Government implement plans to improve sanitary conditions on the island, relinquish claims on the Isle of Pines

Effects from the Cuban PerspectiveTheir normal trade with western countries was blocked. After the U.S imperialised Cuba, Cuba gained independence from spain because United States freed them from Spain. Cuban Imperialism caused us growth of factories, but at end many Cubans died because of slave-like conditions.

References"Causes, Effects, Modern Impact of Imperialism in Cuba." CNN IReport. Web. 25 Sept. 2015."Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904 - 1899–1913 - Milestones - Office of the Historian." Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904 - 1899–1913 - Milestones - Office of the Historian. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. Spain and United were fighting over Cuba. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire. The United States then took over cuba using them for resources.

Platt Admendment Was made in June 12th. The terms were that the United States would end its military occupation of Cuba ( and “leave the government and control of the island of Cuba to its people.”. There were 8 conditions the Cuban's had to agree to before the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the transfer of sovereignty would start.



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