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 ...

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.

The Original Platt Amendment

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

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

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.

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

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

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

1992 Amendment to Constitution Document Analysis Activity Congressional Pay

This Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline is an incredible way to integrate CCSS strategies, cooperative learning, primary source analysis, and sequencing in your class! Students are provided a set of pictures, newspaper excepts, and other primary sources and must perform various tasks and match them to a timeline. Great for your US History class!

Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline

This Spanish American War Document Analysis Timeline is an incredible way to integrate CCSS strategies, cooperative learning, primary source analysis, and sequencing in your class! Students are provided a set of pictures, newspaper excepts, and other primary sources and must perform various tasks and match them to a timeline. Great for your US History class!

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

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.

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

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

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