Uncle Sam’s New Territory as a Result of the War

September 10, 1898


With the Spanish-American war at an end, the United States claims Spain's territories in the Western Hemisphere.


The above map shows the territory that has been or will undoubtedly be added to the United States as a result of the war with Spain—Cuba, Porto Rico, the island of Guam or Guahan, in the Ladrones, the Sandwich Islands and a coaling station and port in the Philippines. The Sandwich Islands, of course, were not wrested from Spain, but the need of them as an aid in the Manila campaign was a potent factor in bringing about their annexation.
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“Uncle Sam’s New Territory as a Result of the War,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 20, 2019, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1858.