The Exotic American Island No One Knows About

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11. Guam was once owned by Spain

When the Spanish-American war concluded, Guam was ceded to the United States by Spain. This is a big reason for all of the Spanish and Catholic influence on the island. After the island was ceded, Guam and its people were granted protection by the U.S. Constitution, the use of the American dollar, and full American citizenship.

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