The Platt Amendment states that the United States has the ability to interfere at various points in Cuba’s history. This gave America the ability to better serve its own interests in the region, including sugar production, which prevented Cuba from expanding its economy by any important means. Problems arose when Flugencio Batista had intents and purposes to throw out the Constitution of 1940. The problem for the United States was that with that constitution went the rights and guarantees given to them in the Platt Amendment. However, the lack of the United States intervention allowed Fidel to take power in 1958.
Fidel Castro’s biggest blow to Batista’s government, outside of actually overthrowing him, was the attack on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953. This event gave birth to the July 26th Movement. The plan was to attack the barracks and seize the weapons there, which would then be distributed to the general public who would then revolt(the cuban revolution p 53). The plan failed, and the government tortured and killed many of the participants, most of whom were young men. These actions were appalling to the nation, and it seriously harmed the government’s public image.
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...tates that he would grant property to all who hold parcels of less than five caballerias of land...and the state would reimburse the former owners over a time of ten years. The Third Law states that Fidel would grant the workers the right to share a percentage of profits from any large industries, trade business or mining enterprises, as well as sugar mills. The Fourth Law states that he would grant all planters the right to share almost half of the sugar production from the mills, but only have they have been established farmers for more than three years. The Fifth Revolutionary Law states that any gains received illegally under other regimes will be confiscated by special courts set up to review records and find any of these gains obtained illegally. These confiscated gains will go to pay retirements for workers and to set up hospitals and charitable organizations.
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