The Original Platt Amendment

Platt Amendment, Page The Good Neighbor Policy was based on the Platt Amendment from 1901

Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline  This activity features 10 primary sources from the Spanish American War that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline. The documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war.  The questions begin with a cartoon related to America protecting Cuba and move through the explosion on the USS Maine, the Teller & Platt Amendments, Rough Riders, Yellow Journalism, Buffalo ...

Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline

Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline This activity features 10 primary sources from the Spanish American War that students analyze using questions organized onto a timeline. The documents include cartoons, newspapers, lithographs, maps, and pictures all related to each aspect of the war. The questions begin with a cartoon related to America protecting Cuba and move through the explosion on the USS Maine, the Teller & Platt Amendments, Rough Riders, Yellow Journalism, Buffalo ...

HIS 120CA WEEK 3 Key Figure Responses HIS 120CA WEEK 3 Key Figure Responses  Select one of the following options. Option A  Imagine you are one of the following individuals. Research and present their point of view on the associated topic. Write a 350- to 525-word response.  José Julián Martí: Cuba and the Platt Amendment and Guantanamo Queen Liliʻuokalani: Missionaries sugar plantation owners and the US “takeover” of Hawai’i Emilio Aguinaldo: The US “liberation” of the Philippines from…

HIS 120CA WEEK 3 Key Figure Responses HIS 120CA WEEK 3 Key Figure Responses Select one of the following options. Option A Imagine you are one of the following individuals. Research and present their point of view on the associated topic. Write a 350- to 525-word response. José Julián Martí: Cuba and the Platt Amendment and Guantanamo Queen Liliʻuokalani: Missionaries sugar plantation owners and the US “takeover” of Hawai’i Emilio Aguinaldo: The US “liberation” of the Philippines from…

Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Im

Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Imperialism

This handout provides the original legislation as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents and, in this case, the Amendment Joint Resolution for Women's Rights.

Cartoon protesting Platt Amendment

Cartoon protesting Platt Amendment

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

Cocoa Fruit: Prospectus of the Tropical Development Company, 1904

C'mon down to the Isle of Pines! We’ve got cocoa beans! The Isle of Pines was indefinitely leased to the US in the Platt Amendment, the same amendment that cordoned off the area that Guantanamo Bay is.

This 1-page handout provides the original legislation as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents and, in this case, the Platt Amendment on Cuba. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance of the legislation.  Answer Key is Provided!

Platt Amendment on Cuba Document Analysis Activity U.S. Imperialism

Practice primary source analysis while addressing the core content of the Civil Rights Act if 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement. This handout provides the original legislation as well as the document image for

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901

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.

Lot 247: Unknown Artist (American, 19th / 20th Century) "Platt Amendment" Oil on Canvas; c.1902, unsigned, depicting a female wrapped in a Cuban flag with weighted ball attached to her ankle

Lot Unknown Artist (American, / Century) "Platt Amendment" Oil on Canvas; unsigned, depicting a female wrapped in a Cuban flag with weighted ball attached to her ankle

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.

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

7 Essential Facts About the Spanish American War

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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