On April 20, 1898, President William McKinley (R) signed a Joint Resolution for war with Spain, leading to the Spanish American War and, subsequently, to the US acquisition of Puerto Rico and Guam as new territories.
About The Author
William-Jose Velez Gonzalez
William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, with a minor in international relations. He served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association for 5 years. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children’s National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.
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