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Platt Amendment
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act Making appropriation for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two.
Enacted by the 56th United States Congress
Citations
Statutes at Large Chapter 803, 31 Stat. 895, 897
Legislative history

The Platt Amendment was an amendment made in 1901 to a resolution of the United States Congress. It said that all treaties with Cuba had to be approved by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. had the right to interfere in Cuba's affairs if order broke down within Cuba. It also declared Guantánamo Bay to be U.S. territory.


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