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angeleyes69301 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted October 20, 2011 at 11:50 AM via web

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Name the new territories the United States controlled following the Spanish-American War.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM (Answer #1)

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After the war with Spain, the US actually took formal control of some territories and controlled other territories informally.

There were three territories that the United States took formally.  These were the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, the island of Guam in the Western Pacific, and the Philippine Islands.  In addition to taking formal control of these territories, the United States took informal control of Cuba.  By the Platt Amendment, the US essentially took control of Cuba's affairs even though Cuba remained independent.   The Platt Amendment also gave the US permanent control of the Guantanamo Bay area, where a naval base was established in the early 1900s.

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