Overseas Territories of the USA

The 16th-century Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico - Overseas Territories of the USA
Coast Guard Barque Eagle sailed into San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21, 2014, for a four-day port call, as part of the school ship’s training schedule to sail to the Caribbean, along the East Coast, to Canada, and throughout New England. Following San Juan, Eagle is scheduled to visit Oranjestad, Aruba; Cozumel, Mexico; Miami; Sydney, Canada; St. Johns, Canada; New York; Bourne, Mass.; and Rockland, Maine. Eagle will return to New London City Pier in early August. During these voyages, Eagle will train four different groups of approximately 150 cadets each. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 6: Overseas Territories

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile AmericaMonday, February 6th. On this date in 1899, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Paris, concluding the Spanish-American War of 1898. The treaty, negotiated in Paris the previous December, was opposed by 27 senators — not opposed to peace but to the overseas territorial acquisitions. Spain ceded Puerto Rico, Guam, and — for a few years before independence — Cuba to the United States. Additionally, the Philippines were sold to the U.S. for $20 million. The Philippines became independent after World War II, but Puerto Rico and Guam are still U.S. territories. Guam’s population in the 2010 Census was over 159,000. Puerto Rico was home to 3.7 million residents in 2010, though recent Census estimates now put the population at just over 3.5 million. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Treaty of Paris ratified/accessed 12/13/2016:
Debate accessed 12/13/2016:
Guam: https://www.census.gov/schools/facts/guam
Puerto Rico 2010 & 2014 population: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/72

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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