War In The Caribbean
  • U.S. writes Cuba's Constitution, 1900
  • Platt Amendment:
    • no treaties with any country other than U.S.
    • U.S. broad authority
    • U.S. Navy base
  • Cuba rebels, is defeated
    • presence of U.S. army
    • dependence of Cuba sugar on American markets
  • Puerto Rico
    • Foraker Act, 1900
      • annexed
      • no provision for making inhabitants of Puerto Rico citizens
      • “unincorporated” territory
      • Supreme Court upheld constitutionality in the Insular Cases
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