Treaty of Paris - Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

Pictorial history of the Philippine-American War

US Army enters through Guánica in 1898 to take possesion of the Archipelago of Puerto Rico  according to the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War.

US Army enters through Guánica in 1898 to take possesion of the Archipelago of Puerto Rico according to the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War.

$21.95 Cut-Out Coin Jewelry - Puerto Rico Explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at Puerto Rico which became a Spanish colony and important military outpost.  Over the years, numerous unsuccessful attempts were made by the French, Dutch and English to conquer the island, but it remained an overseas province of Spain until the Spanish-American War.  Under the Treaty of Paris of 1898, it was ceded to the United States, and its residents became American citizens in 1917. FREE SHIPPING!

$21.95 Cut-Out Coin Jewelry - Puerto Rico Explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at Puerto Rico which became a Spanish colony and important military outpost. Over the years, numerous unsuccessful attempts were made by the French, Dutch and English to conquer the island, but it remained an overseas province of Spain until the Spanish-American War. Under the Treaty of Paris of 1898, it was ceded to the United States, and its residents became American citizens in 1917. FREE SHIPPING!

Treaty of Paris (1898) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Hay, Secretary of State, signing the memorandum of ratification on behalf of the United States

Treaty of Paris-This treaty was signed on 1783 ended the Revolutionary war.  Some things that this treaty said were that if either side owed debts than you have to pay it back.  The U.S. will stop taking away land from loyalists.  It also said it will establish boundaries between the colonies and Great Britain.  One of the other rules was to acknowledge the U.S. of being a free country.

Jules Cambon, the French Ambassador to the United States, signing the memorandum of ratification on behalf of Spain in Source: Wikipedia/Public Domain

A group of activists in Puerto Rico unhappy with the current status of the island as a United States commonwealth is demanding a separation from America and reunification with Spain. The group plans to contest the 1898 Treaty of Paris, which handed Puerto Rico to the United States, at the International Court of Justice.

Puerto Rican Activists Seek Help from The Hague for Reunification with Spain

As a result of the Spanish American War of 1898, as per The Treaty of Paris, Spain ceded Puerto Rico, the Phillipine Islands and Guam to the U.S.A. On March 2, 1917, The Jones - Shafroth Act was signed granting collective U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans without rescinding their Puerto Rican citizenship. Puerto Ricans do not need Passports to travel between Puerto Rico and the U.S.A.

As of March 1917 the people of Puerto Rico have been recognized as US citizens without rescinding their Puerto Rican citizenship.

June 12, 1898 was the proclamation of the sovereignty and independence of the Philippines from #Spain's colonial rule. Spain was defeated at the mock Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Spain later ceded the Philippines to US in 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War. The US recognized Philippine independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila until August 4, 1964 when a law designated June 12 as the country’s Independence Day. #ProudToBePinoy

June 12, 1898 was the proclamation of the sovereignty and independence of the Philippines from #Spain's colonial rule. Spain was defeated at the mock Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Spain later ceded the Philippines to US in 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War. The US recognized Philippine independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila until August 4, 1964 when a law designated June 12 as the country’s Independence Day. #ProudToBePinoy

William R Day, born in Ohio in 1849 was Sub-secretary and Secretary of State. He chaired the Commission of the Treaty of Paris, signed on 10th of December 1898. He died in 1923. Cigar card from the History of Cuba, Geografico Universal, Propaganda de los Cigarros Susini y La Corona, Tabacalera Cubana. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

William R Day, born in Ohio in 1849 was Sub-secretary and Secretary of State. He chaired the Commission of the Treaty of Paris, signed on 10th of December 1898. He died in 1923. Cigar card from the History of Cuba, Geografico Universal, Propaganda de los Cigarros Susini y La Corona, Tabacalera Cubana. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

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