Historical events in 1898-1900.
Events in Puerto Rico
On July 25,1898
General Nelson Miles came ashore with the first 16,000 American troops, landed unopposed at the town of Guánica in the South of Puerto Rico. Upon arrival, the ship met with Spanish resistance the morning of July 26. By August, the whole island was practically invaded.
On August 8,1898
The conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas. Resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin American.
On October 18,1899
The Spanish withdrawal from Puerto Rico. As the final troops left San Juan for Spain, General John R. Brooke became the first American military governor.
On March 19,1900
President McKinley reasserts the need for free trade with Puerto Rico.