U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 6

Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:01am EST

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WASHINGTON,  Feb. 6, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily
"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6: OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

Profile America  - Wednesday, 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, along with selling  the Philippines  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, while  Puerto Rico  was home to 3.7 million residents.   Profile
America  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

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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at  http://www.census.gov 
(look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).   

SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau


Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762,
richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

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