An American 'permission pass' plan to gain Cuba.

Exact DefinitionEdit

1854, during Franklin Pierce's term. "Annex Cuba, or fight!"

A document that “arranged the reasons” for the US to purchase Cuba from Spain, and implied if Spain refused then the US would declare war or take Cuba by force.

Importance Edit

Did not interest everybody, screwed up Pierce's presidency further.

During Franklin Pierce’s administration, Southern expansionists wanted Cuba as a slave state but the Kansas-Nebraska act left the administration unsure how to judge the situation. The document was immediately denounced by the Northern states as well as Europe and would later result in Bleeding Kansas.

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