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Oct 1898, USA Takes Puerto Rico

Oct 1898, USA Takes Puerto Rico

On this day in 1898, an American flag is raised over Puerto Rico. The island was no longer a Spanish possession. It was under the control of the United States. Did you ever stop to think about how Puerto Rico became a part of the United States? It all started with Spain. And Christopher Columbus, who landed on the island during his second trip to the Americas. Spain remained a major power on this side of the Atlantic for centuries. But by 1825, it was beginning to lose its gra

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October 17, 1781. The End of the American Revolution

October 17, 1781. The End of the American Revolution

On this day in 1781, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis raises a white flag of surrender to American General George Washington. An official surrender would come on October 19, effectively ending the American Revolution. Americans had won an impossible victory! They had been fighting for 6.5 long years—ever since the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. Their revolution was fought against a very powerful British military. Often, the Americans had survived on she

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Introduction

Introduction

So to start this content is not of my own. I am simply re-posting someone's work who I find to be awesome... Its American history. So I hope you enjoy. Original post found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/690699297973645  

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