The United States takes possession of the Virgin Islands by a treaty signed with Denmark. The U.S. pay $25 million to Denmark.
Editors. "US takes over Virgin Islands from Denmark". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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