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Puerto Rico • Some Puerto Ricans wanted independence. • Some wanted U. S. statehood. • Some wanted to be solely a U. S. territory. • Today: It is a commonwealth of the U. S. - Puerto Ricans are U. S. citizens - They can move freely between the island the mainland. - They can be drafted, but cannot vote in U. S. presidential elections.
Cuba • After the Spanish American War Cuba becomes an independent nation, but… • Platt Amendment: - U. S. could intervene in Cuba - Cuba could not go into debt - The U. S. could buy or lease land for naval stations - Cuba could not make treaties that might limit its independence
Protectorate • Cuba becomes a U. S. protectorate, a country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power.
Philippines • The Philippines wanted independence from America and rebel. • It took 3 years for America to squash the Filipino rebellion. • They were finally granted independence by America in 1946.
Panama Canal • Panama fought a revolution for independence from Colombia. • Americans gave scare tactic support. • Panama gains independence and the U. S. and Panama come to a rental agreement in regards to the land to build the canal. • In 1914 the canal was open!
Roosevelt Corollary • Similar to the Monroe Doctrine, it stated that the U. S. would use force to protect its economic interests in Latin America.
Mexico • A revolution takes place in Mexico to overthrow the dictator Diaz. • The U. S. intervened with troops. • War came close, but the U. S. pulled out and eventually recognized the new Mexican government.