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Published on May 16, 2013

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Treaty of ParisTreaty of Paris of 1898 was signed on December 10, 1898, at the end of the Spanish-American War. 

Treaty of ParisThe Treaty signaled the end of the Spanish Empire in America and the Pacific Ocean , and marked the beginning of an age of United States colonial power. In accordance to with the Protocol of Peace signed on August 12, 1898, 5 Americans and 5 Spanish commissioners were appointed to meet in Paris to discuss the final peace terms between Spain and the United States.

The commissioners USA1. Cushman Davis2. William Frye3. Whitelaw Reid4. George Gray5. William Day SPAIN1. Eugenio MonteroRios2. BuenaventuraAbarzuza3. Jose de Garnica4. Wenceslao Ramirezde Villa-Urrutia5. Gen. Rafael Cerero

The Peace Commission met in Paris fromOctober to December 1898 andnegotiations were madeOn December 10 1898, the treaty of Pariswas signed. It provided that Spain wouldcede the Philippines to the US for$20,000,00

The controversial treaty was approved onFebruary 6, 1899 by a vote 57 to 27, onlyone vote more than the two-thirds majorityrequiredRatification

Treaty ProvisionsGave up all rights to CubaSurrendered Puerto Rico and gave up itspossessions in the West IndiesSurrendered the island of Guam to theUnited StatesSurrendered the Philippines to the UnitedStates for a payment of twenty milliondollars

Treaty ProvisionsGave up all rights to CubaSurrendered Puerto Rico and gave up itspossessions in the West IndiesSurrendered the island of Guam to theUnited StatesSurrendered the Philippines to the UnitedStates for a payment of twenty milliondollars

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