The Platt Amendment: Definition & Summary


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The Platt Amendment gave the United States what right?

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1. The Teller Amendment stated what?

2. What conflict led to U.S. involvement in Cuba?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cuba has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the significance of Cuba in U.S. foreign policy actually goes back before the start of the Cold War, all the way to 1901 with the passage of the Platt Amendment. This assessment will test you on the Platt Amendment and some key facts, such as related U.S. conflicts and other relevant amendments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Authority granted in the Platt Amendment
  • Content of the Teller Amendment
  • Catalyst for U.S. involvement in Cuba
  • Cuban industries under U.S. control
  • Reasons for United States expansion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the corresponding lesson's main points on the Platt Amendment and its effects on the United States' relationship to Cuba
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the background of the Platt Amendment and its consequences
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on some important facts on the Platt Amendment and U.S.-Cuban relations

Additional Learning

More information on the Platt Amendment can be found in the lesson called The Platt Amendment: Definition & Summary. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Content of the Platt Amendment
  • Spanish-American War
  • Teller Amendment of 1898
  • Effects of the Platt Amendment