Why does the US have Guam?

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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.
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Where about in the US is Guam?

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.

How did the us get Guam?

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

What is Guam to the US?

Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States

What was Guam used for?

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.

How is Guam part of the US?

The US claimed it for some reason and now they are using it for naval forces or something. I say it's kind of a good thing because people from Guam are already US citizens.

How many miles from us to Guam?

The distance between the above places is 7209 miles. This distance is point to point straight distance as seen on the map. The actual distance covered by a flight may vary acc
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Can a US citizen live Guam?

Guam has been a posession of the United States since 1899, andUnited States Code Title 8 automatically grants US citizenship toeveryone who was born on Guam and continues to l