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?