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Today in Latin American History

The U.S. Took Possession of Puerto Rico in 1898

The U.S. Took Possession of Puerto Rico in 1898

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Today in Latin American history, the United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898.

After the ratification of the Treaty of Paris of 1898, Puerto Rico came under the military control of the United States of America.

Freedom of assembly, speech, press, and religion were decreed and an eight-hour day for government employees was established.

Today, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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