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  Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
Platt was a descendant of an old Connecticut family—the first Platt came to New Haven in 1638—and was educated by his friend Frederick W. Gunn (1816-1881), founder of the Gunnery School for boys in Washington.
Platt was also active in Connecticut politics during his Meriden years, serving as clerk of the Connecticut State Senate (1855-1856); secretary of state (1857); member of the General Assembly (1864); and speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives (1869).
Platt was several times mentioned as a Republican vice-presidential possibility, but he apparently had no interest in office other than the senatorship from Connecticut.
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 Platt, Orville Hitchcock - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
PLATT, ORVILLE HITCHCOCK [Platt, Orville Hitchcock] 1827-1905, U.S. Senator (1879-1905), b.
Platt was influential in the annexation of Hawaii and the occupation of the Philippines.
The amendment, which virtually made Cuba a U.S. protectorate, was forced into the constitution of Cuba and was incorporated in a permanent treaty between the United States and Cuba; it set the terms under which the United States intervened in Cuban affairs in 1906, 1912, 1917, and 1920.
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 usnews.com: The People's Vote: Platt Amendment (1903)
The Teller Amendment asserted that the United States "hereby disclaims any disposition of intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island except for pacification thereof, and asserts its determination, when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the island to its people." The Senate adopted the amendment on April 19.
Platt, 1827–1905, was a U.S. Senator from 1879 to 1905 and influenced the decision to annex Hawaii and occupy the Philippines.
The Platt Amendment stipulated the conditions for U.S. intervention in Cuban affairs and permitted the United States to lease or buy lands for the purpose of the establishing naval bases (the main one was Guantánamo Bay) and coaling stations in Cuba.
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 Oliver Platt -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Platt Amendment, a rider appended to the U.S. Army appropriations bill (March 1901), stipulated the conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba since the Spanish-American War, and defined the terms of Cuban-U.S. relations until 1934.
It is formed in western Nebraska east of the city of North Platte by the confluence of its two affluents, the South Platte and the North Platte rivers, both of which rise in the eastern Rockies near the continental divide.
The Platte drains one of the most arid areas of the Great Plains and thus its flow is considerably lower than rivers of comparable length in North America.
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 Platt Amendment
Inspired by Secretary of State Elihu Root and drafted by Connecticut senator Orville H. Platt, the Platt Amendment gave the United States an oversight role in Cuban affairs and was formally incorporated into the Cuban constitution.
Resources Related Topics Platt Amendment (1903) Approved on May 22 1903 the Platt Amendment was a treaty between the U.S. and Cuba that attempted to protect Cuba's independence from foreign intervention.
It permitted exPlatt Amendment (1903) Approved on May 22 1903 the Platt Amendment was a treaty between the U.S. and Cuba that attempted to protect Cuba's independence from foreign intervention.
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 US Occupation of Cuba and the Platt Amendment
Furthermore, the strong annexationsist drive had waned in the United States; the realities of Cuba as economically destroyed by the war and having a large fl population were responsible for the change in United states attitudes toward the island.
The United States-imposed amendment was a tremendous humiliation to all Cubans, whose political life would be plagued by continual debates over the issue until its repeal in 1934.
On June 12, 1901, Cuba ratified the amendment as a permanent addendum to the Cuban constitution of 1901 and the only alternative to permanent military occupation by the United States.
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 Platt Trivia
Platt drew initial sketches on stationary of the Plaza Hotel in New York City and on December 30, 1913, he signed a contract with the Smithsonian Institution.
Platt National Park in Oklahoma (911.97 acres, southern Oklahoma, just outside Sulphur) named after Orville Platt of Conn., long a friend of the Oklahoma Indians.
Charles Platt was President for around 40 years and later his nephew, John Osgood Platt served as president in the 1940s.
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 Teller and Platt Amendments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In April 1898 Senator Henry M. Teller (Colorado) proposed an amendment to the U.S. declaration of war against Spain which proclaimed that the United States would not establish permanent control over Cuba.
The Teller Amendment was succeeded by the Platt Amendment introduced by Senator Orville Platt (R-Connecticut) in February 1901.
It allowed the United States "the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty..." The Platt Amendment was finally abrogated on May 29, 1934.
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 Platt Amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Platt Amendment was a rider appended to the Army Appropriations Act, a United States federal law passed on March 2, 1901.
Formulated by the U.S. Secretary of War Elihu Root, the amendment was presented to the Senate by, and named for, Connecticut Republican Senator Orville H. Platt (1827-1905).
Except for U.S. rights to Guantánamo Bay, the Platt Amendment provisions, which Cubans considered an imperialist infringement of their sovereignty, were repealed in 1934, when a new treaty with the U.S. was negotiated as a part of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor policy" toward Latin America.
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 amendment — FactMonster.com
A statute may be amended by the passage of an act that is identified specifically as an amendment to it or by a new statute that renders some of its provisions nugatory.
In many U.S. states, a proposed amendment to the state constitution must be submitted to the voters in a referendum.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (Amendments I to X inclusive, popularly known...
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 Cuba:  Then and Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This favorable vote on the Platt Amendment could be explained only by the wine and food consumed by the delegation and by Root’s threat that the United States Army would not leave Cuba until it was signed.
This amendment was tacked on to the army appropriation bill for the fiscal year ending June 13, 1902, and it became law in the United States on March 2, 1901.
The opposition in the United States to the Platt Amendment and the Cuban constitution was of two types: one arguing that Cuba should be annexed to the United States because Cuba could not govern itself; the other stating that the United States was meddling in Cuban affairs and should immediately stop.
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 INGLES GRANMA INTERNACIONAL DIGITAL, CUBA
With these words the president of the Cuban National Assembly, Ricardo Alarcón, compared the amendment imposed by the United States on the 1901 Cuban Constitution – the beginning of the neocolonial republic – to the current legislation approved by the U.S. Congress.
In his opening speech of the scientific conference entitled The Platt Amendment and the History of Cuban-American Relations in the 20th Century, the president of the Institute, Manuel López Díaz, described the Platt Amendment as a sad chapter in Cuban history.
It was recalled that the Platt Amendment contained eight shameful articles and was abolished in 1934.
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 Ronald D
Cuba Under the Platt Amendment, 1902-1934, Louis Perez examined the involvement of the United States in Cuban affairs, beginning with the American entry in 1898 into (what should properly be called) the Spanish-Cuban-American War, and ending with the onset of the Batista regime in 1934.
The Platt Amendment demonstrated far more than a concern by the United States for the protection of its capital.
Due to Cuban resistance in the face of the Platt Amendment, the United States intervened militarily in Cuba in 1906.
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 1901 - 1935   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
March 1901 - The Platt Amendment is presented to the delegates of Cuba's constitutional convention who are angered by the terms of the Amendment stating that Cuba's long sought independence would be threatened by U.S. demands that would withhold Cuba's sovereignty.
The protests and objections ultimately succumbed to Cuba's desire to end the U.S. military presence on the island and the delegates conceded to include the Platt Amendment as an appendix to Cuba's 1901 Constitution.
May 23, 1902 - The Platt Amendment is incorporated into the "Permanent Treaty" signed by the United States and Cuba.
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 Amendment - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Amendment, in legislation, the alteration of a legislative motion or bill, an existing statute, a constitutional provision, or a regulation.
Platt Amendment, popular title of an amendatory law drafted by United States Senator Orville Hitchcock Platt of Connecticut and passed by Congress...
Constitution of the United States, basic instrument of government and supreme law of the United States.
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 AllRefer.com - Orville Hitchcock Platt (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Orville Hitchcock Platt 1827–1905, U.S. Senator (1879–1905), b.
He also sponsored the Platt Amendment : a rider attached to the Army Appropriations Bill of 1901.
Rising Cuban nationalism and widespread criticism led to its abrogation in 1934, although the United States retained its lease on GuantAnamo Bay, where a naval base had been established.
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 Platt Amendment Conference
The antecedents, consequences and projections of the Platt Amendment make it a factor of utmost importance in the history of the relationship between Cuba and the United States.
--The Platt Amendment and its influence on the character and functioning of the neocolonial Republic.
--Influences of the Platt Amendment: sense and projections of the Cuban-US relations to the end of the 20th century.
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Platt Amendment was passed by the American Congress in 1901 The Platt Amendment was added to the Cuban constitution.
The Platt Amendment gave the United States the right to lease land for a naval base on Cuban territory.
The Platt Amendment gave the United States the right to intervene in Cuba with military force.
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 Cuba: Dolars, Diplomacy, and the Missing Link
Since the Teller Amendment of 1898 provided for Cuba's independence, the saga leading to the adoption of the Platt Amendment was indicative of America's ambivalent role not only in Cuba but in the Caribbean as a whole.
The terms of the amendment, initially part of an Army Appropriations Act, subsequently attached to the Cuban Constitution, were drafted in a letter from Elihu Root to Leonard Wood in February 1901.
In September he declared a unilateral annulment of the Platt Amendment and passed an eight-hour day law; in October he prohibited cheap labor from Haiti and Jamaica; and in November, he abolished machadista parties, lowered utility rates, and decreed that half of employees in industry and commerce had to be Cuban.
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 Teller Amendment
Occupation continued until 1902 when the Platt Amendment was inserted into the Cuban constitution in return for the withdrawal of American forces.
The fourth is the one referred to as The Teller Amendment, and is named after its author, Henry M. Teller, Senator of Colorado.
It allowed the United States "the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the mainTeller Amendment was succeeded by the Platt Amendment introduced by Senator Orville Platt (R-Connecticut) in February 1901.
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 Cuba will not give up claim to territory occupied by US base / IRNA - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
She stated that the base is Platt Amendment's last stronghold, although the U.S. insists on the fact that this legal measure was revoked in 1934 with a Relations Treaty establishing bilateral links of friendship between the two countries from that moment on.
Nevertheless, she added, other forms of aggression also exist, such as the blockade and the Cuban Adjustment Act which was approved in 1966 and which encourages illegal emigration regardless of the means used to reach U.S. territory.
The renowned lady specialist in international law stated that all the articles of the Platt Amendment are disadvantageous to Cuba because they favor a colonial strategy, but the most significant article was that on the U.S.' right of intervention in Cuba.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y01/feb01/27e3.htm   (542 words)

  
 Platt Amendment - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Platt Amendment, popular title of an amendatory law drafted by U.S. Senator Orville Hitchcock Platt of Connecticut and passed by Congress as an...
In 1898 the Treaty of Paris formally ended the Spanish-American War.
United States president Theodore Roosevelt announced the Roosevelt Corollary, an addendum to the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, in response to European...
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 Stephen Dispatch
The Teller Amendment, adopted by the US Congress, pledged that the US would not annex the island nation and convinced Cubans that accepting assistance from the nearby nation in their war against Spain would not threaten their future sovereignty as an independent republic.
The Platt Amendment was written to grant the US the right to intervene in Cuban government affairs whenever US interests were involved.
It was agreed upon at the time that the Platt Amendment was like handing the keys to your house over to a stranger and letting them come and go as they please.
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 History They Didn't Teach in School--Platt Amendment
September 29th, 1906: U.S. Assumed Military Control of Cuba under provisions of the Platt Amendment.
Connecticut Senator, Orville Platt, wrote the Platt Amendment.
Amendment, to assume military control and restore "law and order."—and above all to crush the uprising.
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 Guantanamo
The Platt Amendment, which granted the United States the right to intervene in Cuba, was imposed to the text of
Amendment which were thus turned into articles of said treaty.
United States of America that abrogated the previous 1903 Treaty, thereby abrogating the Platt Amendment.
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 His132GuideCh22-23
Platt Amendment 1901) to the Cuban constitution by which the US was allowed certain concessions, including the right to maintain Guantanamo naval base in Cuba.
Roosevelt Corollary Roosevelt's extension of the Monroe Doctrine This was Theodore Roosevelt's "amendment" to the Monroe Doctrine.
In 1904, the government of the Dominican Republic was bankrupt, and Roosevelt feared that foreign nations, especially Germany, might intervene forcibly to collect their debts.
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