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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Cuban Revolution Fulgencio Batista seized power in Cuba by meansof a coup. Batista put Cuba's resources into American business. As a result, poverty and unemployment rose. Fidel Castro petitioned tooverthrow Batista,but the petition was rejected by Cuban Courts. On July 26, 1953 Castro and other rebelsattacked the Moncada Barracks. Castro was exiled to Mexico where he and other rebels trained. They went back to Mexico and were met by the Cuban army. Only 20 men and Castro escaped to the mountains. Castro started training troops and gathering weapons.The rebel forces named themselves the "26th of July Movement" and started taking over towns throughguerrilla warfare, They eventually took over SantaClara, the capital of a major province. Batista fledthe country and the 26th of July Movement took over Havana, the biggest province's capital. Manuel Urrutia Lleรณ was elected president. By: Ryan HedeenP.4 2/11/15 After the revolution Castro explained the eventsto the United States in hopes of making a betterrelationship. People who were consideredanti-revolutionary were put on trial, some wereexiled and some executed. Laws were put inplace giving more equality to blackCubans and women.Unemployment,education, poverty,housing, andmedical supportwere all improved
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