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1 Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

2 The Cuban Melodrama The Spanish-American War: 1898

3 Valeriano Weylers Reconcentration Policy

4 Remember the Maine ! To Hell with Spain !

5 Cuban Independence ? Cuban Independence ? Senator Orville Platt Platt Amendment (1903) 1. Cuba was not to enter into any agreements with foreign powers that would endanger its independence. 1. Cuba was not to enter into any agreements with foreign powers that would endanger its independence. 2. The U.S. could intervene in Cuban affairs if necessary to maintain an efficient, independent govt. 2. The U.S. could intervene in Cuban affairs if necessary to maintain an efficient, independent govt. 3. Cuba must lease Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for naval and coaling station. 3. Cuba must lease Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for naval and coaling station. 4. Cuba must not build up an excessive public debt. 4. Cuba must not build up an excessive public debt.

6 American Soldiers in Cuba in 1902 2

7 What the US Fought For

8 Fulgencio Batista

9 Fidel Castro as a Young Revolutionary

10 Cuban Young Pioneers What were some of Castros reforms??

11 The Bay of Pigs Fiasco : 1961

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13 The US Lays an Egg ? The US Lays an Egg ?

14 Cuba is 90 Miles from the Florida Coast A Soviet Client-State

15 The Cuban Missile Crisis : October, 1962

16 Soviet - Cuban Construction

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18 Global Thermal Nuclear War ?

19 Range of the Cuban Missiles

20 Whats the Message ?

21 Cuban Exiles in Miami

22 The Cuban Boat People The Cuban Adjustment Act - 1966

23 The Refugee Problem Today

24 Castro at the United Nations US Embargo of Cuba

25 Fidel Castro Today

26 Cuban - Americans Support the Republican Party


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