U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 6: Overseas Territories
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, 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. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Treaty of Paris ratified/accessed 12/10/2015:
Debate accessed 12/10/2015:
Puerto Rico 2010 & 2014 population: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2014/tables/NST-EST2014-01.xls
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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