The Teller Amendment was succeeded by the Platt Amendment introduced by Senator Orville Platt R-Connecticut in February 1901. The United StaPlatt Amendment represented a permanent restriction upon Cuban self-determination. The amendment's provisions basically gave the U. The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution states thatthe right to vote shall not be denied of any citizen based on thatcitizen's race, or color, or previous condition of servitude. Following the war, a new push for continued control over the nation resulted in the need for the Platt Amendment to revise the previous policy. In interstate commerce, the federal government can only regulate but the states have the right to create their own mandate if it do not interfere with the trading between one industry in one state and the buyer of another that includes imposing tariffs.
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment was ratified on February 10, 1967. The historical roots of the Cuban Revolution can be found in the Platt Amendment of 1901, which essentially gave the United States permission to intervene in Cuban affairs. It was passed in response to President 's push for independence for Cuba after the sinking of the U. During that time, as many as 44,000 Americans moved to Cuba and established commercial enterprises. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session.
It also permitted the United States' involvement in domestic and international affairs in Cuba in exchange for enforcing Cuba's independence. A constituent assembly convened and drafted a constitution that provided for universal suffrage, a directly elected president, a bicameral legislature, and the separation of church and state. On the surface, both the Platt Amendment and a 1903 reciprocity treaty appeared to benefit both nations. Although Cuba was officially independent, the Platt Amendment ensured U. The treaty stemmed from the United States' control of Cuba in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War and was an amendment to the 1901 Army Appropriations Bill. In a larger sense, the Platt Amendment was largely a reflection of a significant change in U.
Furthermore, the strong annexationsist drive had waned in the United States; the realities of Cuba as economically destroyed by the war and having a large black population were responsible for the change in United states attitudes toward the island. Mahan stressed the importance of sea power in the world. President William McKinley and other Republican leaders, however, ignored the pleas for Cuban independence after the war. The Platt Amendment was a significant legislative act that impacted the relations between the United States and Cuba for decades. Keep in mind a treaty was signed giving Cuba complete independence from Spain.
As a former United States surgeon general, Wood undertook a campaign for the eradication of malaria and yellow fever in Cuba. Cuba had long been of interest to the United States and several attempts had been made during the nineteenth century to purchase the island from Spain. Platt Amendment, rider appended to the U. Although the Cuban delegates realized that the amendment significantly limited Cuban sovereignty, and originally refused to include it within their constitution, the U. Wood was a very energetic man who led the most impressive United states-administered reconstruction programs in Cuba. A census taken in 1900 gave a bleak picture of the island's population of 1. The Platt Amendment, named after the senator who introduced it as a rider to the 1901 Army Appropriations Bill, was a set of conditions for U.
The Platt Amendment was not necessarily a good thing as it gave Cuba little or no independence. It became clear that the United States, while wishing to exercise control over Latin American nations, was not interested in annexation of those countries. The citizens of the United States are delegated rights such as in the right to vote, to assemble, the freedom of speech, and the freedom of religion. The War of Jenkins' Ear was between Great Britain and Spain from 1739 to 1748. The Cuban War of Independence had been raging for three years when the U. Army appropriations bill of March 1901, stipulating the conditions for withdrawal of U.
Religious voices in America called for the civilizing and Christianizing of 'lesser' peoples abroad. However, in the Platt Amendment, the U. Walter Reed, an army surgeon, worked on epidemiology and tropical parasitical diseases projects using research results obtained previously by Dr. Several public works programs were also established for the improvement of railroads, roads, and bridges. Racial stereotypes of the time reinforced the idea that the Cuban rebels were incapable of self-government.
It permitted exPlatt Amendment was a treaty between the U. It also provided a permanent military base for the U. This is simply a document in which you make any changes you want to your existing will. The United States Government had intervened in Cuba in order to safeguard its significant commercial interests on the island in the wake of Spain's inability to preserve law and order. General Leonard Wood began to industrialize the island with new road construction, the establishment of a school system and the creation of modern sanitation infrastructure.