Results for: American Samoa

Is Samoa the same as American Samoa?

No. Samoa is an independent nation while American Samoa is an American overseas territory. Germans and American feuded over Samoa. The territory was eventually split into two (MORE)

When was American Samoa found?

American Samoa was found before it became a US territory. It was simply the 'eastern' islands of Samoa. Samoa was first discovered in 1722 by a Dutch explorer named Jacob Rogg (MORE)

How did american samoa get its name?

The origins of Samoa are uncertain. Moa is a very old family/  tribal name, and Sa Moa is "people of Moa". American Samoa is  called that to distinguish it from Samoa. Ameri (MORE)

Why and how did the US acquire American Samoa?

In the early 18th century French explorers tried to take over the islands. In the 1889 Germany invaded Samoa and (in the process) destroyed American property. The U.S then sen (MORE)