Political Changes In Cuba During 1909-1924

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For a long time, Cuba has brought the entire world many topics of conversation. The time period of 1909-1924 specifically, brought many conflicts to Cuba politically, socially and economically.

During the years of 1909-1924 Cuba made huge political changes that affected their society today both negatively and positively. The first thing that affected Cuba politically occurred on January 28th, 1909. On this day the United States ended direct control over Cuba, after taking over their government in 1906 due to the fall of Thomás Estrada Palma (Cuba’s former president). When the United States left Cuba they installed José Miguel Gómez as president, he then went on to serve for four years. The next big political event that occurred was the Platt …show more content…

The restrictions of the Platt Amendment caused the Liga Antiplastica to form, this group was the main opposition of the Platt Amendment and through their protests the amendment was revoked later in 1934. Although all of the other political matters in Cuba are very essential to the way Cuba is now, nothing influenced their political system more then THAN the Race War of 1912. This war in Cuba started in 1910, when 24 of the Partido Independiente de Color leaders were arrested, and charged with “illicit association and conspiracy to foment an armed revolution”. The Partido Independiente de Color fought for equal rights among all races so when their leaders were arrested it caused an uproar in Cuba. By the end of the year, 220 members were arrested and were to be tried in Havana. This leads into the Race War of 1912. On May 20th of 1912, the Partido Independent de Color put on protests against Morúa Law (a law that banned political parties that were based on race). Most people …show more content…

Long Live Gomez!”, however the whites mistook it for a racist attack against them, provoking panic throughout Cuba. Because of the panic in Cuba (and the Platt Amendment), the United States sent troops into Guantánamo Naval Stations in order to protect American property and lives. The United States then threatened to send more troops into Cuba if all American property and lives can not be protected. For most people, however, the war started on May 31st in Oriente. On this day General Carlos Monteagudo, called journalists down to a peaceful Afro-Cuban community that was suspected to be a rebel camp. Here General Monteagudo, shows all of the journalists “the efficiency of the army’s new machine guns” by shooting the the camp of Afro-Cuban people, killing and wounding 150 people in total. This event leadS to rebel groups showing their dedication to the cause, by burning buildings and bridges. However, the problems were soon “resolved” and the United States left Cuba for the third time, however

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