Feb. 6, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6: OVERSEAS TERRITORIES
— Wednesday, February 6th. On this date in 1899, the Senate ratified the Treaty of
, concluding the Spanish-American War of 1898. The treaty, negotiated in
the previous December, was opposed by 27 senators; not opposed to peace, but to the overseas territorial acquisitions.
, and — for a few years before independence —
the United States
, along with selling
became independent after World War II, but
are still U.S. territories.
's population in the 2010 Census was over 159,000, while
was home to 3.7 million residents.
is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Press Release, CB11-CN.179
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