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  • 1. Guam “Hafa adai!” By Kasey Ahern, Megan Orth, Jenny Beers, and Jaryd Mohre
  • 2. Historic Guam <ul><li>Location: Southeast of Tokyo, Southern most island of Mariana Archipelago. </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Chamorro and Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Veneration of the Spirit of the Dead. </li></ul>
  • 3. Before United States Influence <ul><li>Government: Guam government was frail and unstable. There was little order and it was not strong enough to fight off foreign invaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Economy: based on service industries </li></ul>
  • 4. U S A Imperialism In Guam <ul><li>Guam was imperialized by the United States by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War in 1898. It was formally purchased from Spain for 2 million dollars in 1899. </li></ul><ul><li>Once imperialized, the country was forced to learn English in the newly constructed schools. </li></ul>
  • 5. New Government <ul><li>When Guam first came under the control of the United States, it was placed under the executive order of the Department of Navy. </li></ul><ul><li>Captain P. Leary was the island’s first U.S. governor. </li></ul>
  • 6. New Economy <ul><li>U.S. imperialism improved Guam’s agriculture, public health, sanitation, education, taxes, and public works. </li></ul>
  • 7. Independence <ul><li>Guam did not receive independence; it was declared a U.S. territory in 1950. </li></ul>FREEDOM
  • 8. Irreversible Changes/Relationship with the United States <ul><li>The military still controls more than one-third of Guam's land. In over a century of United States rule, the Chamorro have never had an opportunity to decide their political status. </li></ul><ul><li>Guam remains a colony of the United States, officially classified as an unincorporated territory. A sovereignty movement has sought self-determination for the last two decades. </li></ul>

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