Cuba and the Platt Amendment

23 Jan 2017

On Monday, January 23, 2017, Mark Albertson was back to present a one-off lecture on the Cuba and Platt Amendment. Join us for a lecture on the 1903 Platt Amendment. With President McKinley’s eviction of the Spanish from Cuba, the Cuban people soon learned they were trading one overseer for another. For with the Platt Amendment–named for its presenter in Congress, Senator Orville Platt of Connecticut–a DIKTAT was impressed upon the Cuban people denying them access to a long cherished sovereignty denied them while under the yoke of Spanish rule. The Platt Amendment showcased the new definition of Manifest Destiny, from an agenda of Continental expansion to a program for globalism.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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