History Teller amendment, history homework help

The United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island [Cuba] except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people.

Credits: 1898. U. S. Government.

Answer the following questions:

1: How does the United States define its relationship with Cuba in this amendment?

2: Why do you think Congress thought it was necessary to add this amendment to President McKinley’s war message?

3: Did the United States uphold the restrictions it placed on itself? Did it make the right decision?

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