Cuba Imperialism

Cuba and the U.S imperialism

How Cuba Was Affected

The U.S got control of Cuba as the result of the Spanish-American War in 1898. Cuba was affected because by the 1950's the U.S controlled 80% of Cuba's utilities, 90% of their mines, close to 100% of oil refineries, 90% of cattle ranches, and 40% of sugar industry. Cuban people did not like this control over everything and this caused the Cuban Revolution.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Before Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States, he organized the first voluntary cavalry in the Spanish-American War called the rough riders. The rough riders consisted of miners, Native Americans, cowboys, and law enforcement officials to help fight battles in the war. The most popular battle they have done was at San Juan Hill. This battle was a victory for the Rough Riders even though they lost a lot of soldiers while fighting.