Is Guam a colony?
The easy answer is NO. The reason for that answer is that it is a federal territory. There can be no colonies any more. The Constitution of the United States grants all powers to the States and only the powers given from the States is to be held by the federal government. In this regard any non-State land under the Constituion of the United States is to be considered federal territory, and as such is under the laws of the U.S. Constitution. Each State is under the laws of their own Constitution.
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Perhaps the most infamous animal that many people think of whenthey hear "Island of Guam" is the brown tree snake. There are also boonie dogs (dogs from the jungle), boonie cats,wild chickens, wild pigs, deer, carabao (a type of water buffalointroduced by Asian influences), iguanas of all sizes, mo…nitorlizards, lots of toads, crabs (the dungeness kind), coconut crabs(though I think stateside people call them palm thief crabs),hermit crabs (all over the place), slugs, roaches, fruit bats,quite a few birds of which includes Mariana Fruit doves, Marianacrows, lots of fish: eels, catfish, stonefish, rainbow fish,angelfish, clown fish, killifish, loaches, tilapia, parrot fishm,rabbit fish, guppies, even octopus and sea cucumbers, some sharksinclude tigers sharks and some nurse sharks, along with sea turtlesthat come by and lay their eggs on the beach and the list goes onand on. Guam also has some endemic animals and plants. The most well knownones are the Ko'ko' bird (the Guam rail) and the Ifit tree. (MORE)
Guam is an unincorporated organized territory of the US. The indigenous people are called Chamorros. The main languages are Chamorro and English. The people are US citizens.
Hagatna (Agana) The capital of Guam is Hagatna (Agana).Founded by Spain in 1668, Agana can lay claim to being the oldest âEuropeanâ city in the Pacific. It is the capital of Guam. The current Chamorro name, Hagatna, officially replaced Agana in 1998.
Guam is in the western Pacific at 13 degrees north latitude and 144 degrees east longitude. It is the westernmost territory of the US. Guam is about 1,500 miles east of Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan; and about 3,800 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii.
The US claimed it as a spoils of war after the Spanish American War in 1898.
NO, Guam is apart of Oceania. The culture of Guam is more closely related to that of Hawaii, Fiji and other island countries rather than Asia.
the chamorro word is guahan but the Americans couldn't get it so they said Guam
The Chamorro, the indigenous peoples of Guam and the Mariana Islands, founded Guam. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who sailed under the Spanish flag was lost on his way to the Spice Islands (Moluccas) in Indonesia, and happened upon Guam.
No, Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the US. This means the US Congress has no intention of allowing it to become a state. The people have limited self government, meaning they can elect a governor and local legislators for a unicameral legislature, but cannot vote for US president a…nd only have a non-voting delegate to the US House of Representative. We are also confined by the Jones Act, which limits only US-flagged ships to enter the island's ports and do business, in the strictest interpretation. The only "constitution" the people have is one that was drawn up by the US Naval Administration in 1950 known as the Organic Act. (MORE)
Guam is an island in the Western Pacific Ocean. Latitude/Longitude 13Âº 30n, 144Âº 48E. Guam lies between 13.2Â°N and 13.7Â°N and between 144.6Â°E and 145.0Â°E, and has an area of 212 square miles (549 km 2 ), making it the 32nd largest island of the United States . It is the southernmo…st and largest island in the Mariana island chain and is also the largest island in Micronesia .Guam is the closest land mass to the Mariana Trench , a deep subduction zone , that lies beside the island chain to the east. Challenger Deep , the deepest surveyed point in the Oceans , is southwest of Guam at 35,797 feet (10,911 m) deep. The highest point in Guam is Mount Lamlam , which is 1,332 feet (406 m), and surprisingly, is also considered the tallest mountain in the world from below sea level, since it extends in to the Mariana Trench .The island of Guam is 30 miles (48 km) long and 4 mi (6 km) to 12 mi (19 km) wide. The island experiences occasional earthquakes due to its location on the western edge of the Pacific Plate and near the Philippine Sea Plate . In recent years, earthquakes with epicenters near Guam have had magnitudes ranging from 5.0 to 8.7. Unlike the Anatahan volcano in the Northern Mariana Islands , Guam is not volcanically active.  However, due to its proximity to Anatahan, vog does occasionally affect Guam.  The northern part of the island is a forested coralline limestone plateau while the south contains volcanic peaks covered in forest and grassland. A coral reef surrounds most of the island, except in areas where bays exist that provide access to small rivers and streams that run down from the hills into the Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea.  The island's population is most dense in the northern and central regions.  (MORE)
Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. With this designation, the people of Guam are considered American Citizens.Although a non self governing colonial territory of the United States of America for the past 114 years, Guam is considered a country by its indigenous Cham…orro inhabitants for the past 4,000 years. It belongs to the archipelago of the Mariana Islands that includes 14 other major islands in the northern Pacific bounded by the Philippine Sea. (MORE)
185,000 est. as of July 2010. The military is getting booted off Okinawa Japan and this issupposed to bring like 40,000 more people starting 2012.
Guam is the Western most point in the United States, it is about 5000 miles from the Oregon/Washington coast and much closer to Japan and Australia than it is too the U.S.
Guam is not a continent. Guam is an island roughly 210 sq. miles. 15 degrees N, 144 degrees W
The island of Guam, OWNED BY THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1950, is located southeast of Asia, south of Tokyo and east of Manila, in the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the Philippine Sea to the west. It is the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas Archipelago. The island is very small, only a …little over 200 square miles. The northern part of the island is a coralline limestone plateau whereas the southern portion is a chain of volcanic hills. The population is approximately 165,000. A third of the island is occupied by U.S. military forces, used as Naval and Air Force bases. They do not participate in presidential elections for U.S. government but are represented in the Congress. The island elects a governor every four years and has a legislature of 21 members who are elected every 2 years. A passport is needed to enter the island. The local languages spoken are English, Chamorro, and Japanese. Caucasians make up ten percent of the population. Thirty-seven percent are Chamorro, twenty-six percent Filipino and the remainder a combination of Chinese, Japanese and Korean residents. Eighty-five percent of the population are Roman Catholic. The island's holidays are much like those in America with a few exceptions: New Year's, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Liberation day (July 21), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, All Souls' Day (Nov. 2), Thanksgiving, Immaculate Conception Day (Dec. 8) and Christmas. The currency on Guam is American money. Other monies can be exchanged at the airport or financial establishments. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores around the island. (MORE)
Guam is a territory of the United States and are under the jurisdiction of the President. At a more local level they have a Governor for the island and a mayor for each village.
The Spanish, the Americans, the Japanese for a short time during WWII, and then again America...
Guam is and has always been an island in the Pacific Ocean. Guam (i/ËÉ¡wÉËm/ or /ËÉ¡wÉm/; Chamorro: GuÃ¥hÃ¥n [ËÉ¡Ê·ÉhÉn]; formally theTerritory of Guam) is an unincorporated and organized territory ofthe United States.
There are no Gorillas and/or other primates (with the exception of humans) wild on Guam. A few lesser primates are held at a zoo in the down town district, but there are no indigenous monkeys on the island.
Guam first came under United States control after it was captured without bloodshed on June 20, 1898, during the Spanish American War. It was permanently ceded to the U.S. by Spain at the signing of a "Protocol of Peace" between the U.S. and Spain. It was invaded by the Japanese during WWII,1941, an…d Liberated by the U.S. Marine Corps on July 21, 1944. Guam is currently a U.S. Territory, housing an Air Force Base, a Naval Base, a Naval Hospital, and soon a Marine Base. (MORE)
Guam has not been annexed. It created the Organic Act in 1950 to establish a government. Before that, it was controlled by the U.S.(Naval) Military commander.
The Fifteen At-Large Elected Senators of the Unicameral Guam Legislature are elected every two years on even years. From 1950 until 1996, the Guam Legislature had 21 elected members until a voter initiative reduced that number to 15.. The Democratic Caucus currently holds the majority by a margin o…f 10 to 5 over the Republican Caucus.. The members are as follows:. Democrats:. Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz, Tina R. Muna Barnes, Rory J. Respicio, Judith P. Guthertz, Adolpho B. Palacios, Matthew Rector, Tom Ada, Ben Pangelinan, and Frank B. Aguon Jr.. Republicans:. Eddie Baza Calvo, Ray Tenorio, Frank F. Blas, Jr., James V. Espaldon, and Telo Taitague. (MORE)
In addition to winning it as a spoils of war, for something like $20 million the US bought Guam, Philippines and Puerto Rico from the Spanish after the Spanish-American war. This was all drafted up in the Treaty of Paris.
Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States
Guam's main economic revenue is from tourism, mainly from Japan... and construction resulting from tourism and the military. The biggest employer on Guam is local government, then the private sector.
Guam is not a fruit nor a country. It is part of U.S territory. Guam is an island. Their language is Chamorro, but English is spoken more. We are called Guamanians or Chamorros.
Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States
Well if you mean what country is Guam a part of, it is a U.S. territory, like Puerto Rico.
Guam is not a city, it is an island that is a US territory; a US colony .
yes it is. it is between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn. the tropic of cancer is the one closer to the north pole and yeah so you know what the tropic of capricorn is (for those who don't : it's the one closer to the south pole)
The Chamoru (spelled Chamorro by some) who are the indigenous people of Guam discovered Guam NOT Magellan. He was lost on his way to Indonesia to find the Spice Islands.
No, Guam is in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Japan, north of Australia, and west of Hawaii
After the Japanese acquired it in WW2... in 1944 at the end of the way it was turned back to US hands and is an organized unincorporated territory.
there are birds on Guam, but most of the native birds were killed by the brown tree snake that the US accidentally introduced. The snakes stowed away in ships' cargo brought in from other parts of the Pacific (like the Solomon islands) where the snakes are native.
Guam's motto is "Where America's Day Begins" This motto was "invented" as part of a promotional campaign for tourists.
mostly as a port for traders, and whalers. it later was used a miltary outpost and garrison. now it is a strategic location for America in the pacific.
Australasia is a geographical region that does not include Guam. Guam is an island about halfway between Japan and Australia. That'sthe easiest way to pinpoint it on a map because it is so small.
Guahan, the native word for Guam. Also the ROCK. Also used to be called Las Islas De Los Ladrones, which was Spanish for the island of Thieves.... but initially it was Isla de las Velas for the proas built by the Chamorro.
Because they won it as a spoils of war in 1898. as part of the Treaty of Paris the US got Guam, Philippines and Puerto Rico and paid then-$20 million for the new possessions.
Player made item. Use a clean Guam herb on a pestle and mortar, then use the crushed Guam on swamp tar to make Guam tar.
At this time the president of Guam is President Obama. Guam is a U.S. territory and has been since the 70's and the governing officials there are a Governor and Lt. Governor.
The Guam symbol meaning the seal, is crescent shaped, with the ocean, palm tree, and boat inside.
Well, If you have been to Guam. You can tell its a jungle biome. I know this because I was born, raised, and still live there up to now in 2014
Exports: $45 million f.o.b. [2004 est.] Exports - commodities: transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products Exports - partners: Japan 67.2%, Singapore 11.6%, UK 4.8%  -papaya
This question would be easier to answer if it were more specific. It could refer to economic issues, cultural issues, immigration issues, or any number of things. On Guam there is difficulty in each of the mentioned areas, and many others, as there are in many states. Is Guam worse off than many sta…tes right now? I would say, no. (MORE)
You gotta be kidding me... Cannibal? First of all Guam is a US territory, This island have a low crime rate... Ive been living here my whole life and i never heard of such thing.. No! theres no Cannibals here on Guam.
no one realy understands what the question is like what continent it is or well i know the capital it is aganna and the population is 173,000 and if u went onto google and look up "whats the continent of Guam" what popped up for me was the USA i don't think its right though but hey a girl hafes to d…o what a girl hafes to do loll (MORE)
Guam is racially diverse , but the most prominent are Catholic and Seven-day Adventist. source: I'm from Guam!
There is the Guam flag, The Fanoghe Chammorro, And the Ifit tree.There are more but I don't know all of them.
No, ebola originated in Africa and has only spread slowly fromthere. It has not yet arrived in Guam and Guam is prepared shouldebola arrive in the future to prevent it from spreading or becomingestablished.