Constitution and Government
  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Cuba, except for a brief period of British occupancy in 1762–63, remained a Spanish possession from the date of its discovery by Columbus until December 10, 1898, when the sovereignty was relinquished under the terms of the Treaty of Paris which ended the armed intervention of the United States in the struggle of the Cubans against Spanish rule. Cuba thus became an independent State. A convention which assembled on November 5, 1900, drew up a constitution which was adopted February 21, 1901, under which the Island assumed a republican form of government, with a President, Vice-President, a Senate and a House of Representatives.


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Books of Reference concerning Cuba

1. Official Publications

  1. Annuario Estadistico de la Republica de Cuba. Havana. Annual. (First issue, 1914.)Google Scholar
  2. Problems of the New Cuba: Report of the Commission on Cuban Affairs appointed by the Foreign Policy Association of New York at the request of the Cuban Government. New York, 1935.Google Scholar
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2. Non-Official Publications

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