SAT Subject US History Practice Question 204: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 204

5. What did the Platt Amendment of 1902 establish?

A. U.S. sovereignty over the Panama Canal Zone
B. Panama's status as an independent nation
C. General Leonard Wood as governor of Cuba
D. Cuba's status as a protectorate of the United States
E. Puerto Ricans' status as U.S. citizens

Correct Answer: D


The Platt Amendment is an amendment to Cuba's constitution, not to the U.S., Puerto Rican, or Panamanian constitution.

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