SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Teller Amendment

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In addition to the declaration of war on Spain, Congress also passed the Teller Amendment, which stated:

A

The US would grant Cuba its independence if the US conquered it.

B

The US would return any conquered territory back to Spain at the cessation of hostilities.

C

An income tax would be instituted to pay for the war, but would be eliminated after the war was paid off.

D

Businesses would be granted tax breaks if they produced goods for the war.

E

The US would demand the resignation of the King of Spain and his replacement by a democratically-elected government if the US won the war.