*  United States Virgin Islands - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unincorporated territory of the United States. • Treaty of the Danish West Indies ... The United States Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. They are currently owned and under the authority ... Small islands. Baker Island · Howland Island · Jarvis Island · Johnston Atoll · Kingman Reef · Midway Atoll · Navassa Island · ... Anguilla · Aruba · British Virgin Islands · Cayman Islands · Guadeloupe · Curaçao · Martinique · Montserrat · Navassa Island · ...
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*  Politics of the United States Virgin Islands - Wikipedia
... which were acquired by the United States through the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. It replaced the Organic Act of ... United States Virgin Islands are an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States, administered by the Office of ... The current Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands is Stacey Plaskett. Virgin ... Act of the Virgin Islands of 1954 is the current Organic Act defining the government of the United States Virgin Islands, ...
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*  Danish West Indian Islands sale referendum, 1916 - Wikipedia
... relinquished to the United States by the Treaty of the Danish West Indies on 31 March 1917 as the United States Virgin Islands ... "Transfer Day". Royal Danish Consulate - United States Virgin Islands. Retrieved 2007-07-08. Wendt, Frantz (1951). "Rigsdagen ... and the United States accepted a Danish demand for a declaration stating that they would "not object to the Danish Government ... A referendum on the sale of the Danish West Indian Islands to the United States of America was held in Denmark on 14 December ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_West_Indian_Islands_sale_referendum,_1916
*  Fifth Constitutional Convention of the U.S. Virgin Islands - Wikipedia
Virgin Islands proposed a constitution for the United States Virgin Islands in May 2009. The Virgin Islands government is ... organized under the provisions of the Revised Organic Act of 1954 and the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. On October ... 24, 1980) authorizing the people of the United States Virgin Islands to organize a government pursuant to a constitution, which ... and 30 delegates to the convention were elected in the 2007 United States Virgin Islands Constitutional Convention election. ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Constitutional_Convention_of_the_U.S._Virgin_Islands
*  West Indies - Wikipedia
The Danish West Indies became an insular area of the US, called the United States Virgin Islands. Between 1958 and 1962, the ... In 1916, Denmark sold the Danish West Indies to the United States for US$25 million in gold, per the Treaty of the Danish West ... Trinidad and Tobago United States Virgin Islands (United States) Federal Dependencies of Venezuela (Venezuela) Bahamas Turks ... Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) Cuba Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Puerto Rico (United States) Anguilla (United Kingdom) ...
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*  Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia
... the District of Columbia List of Delegates to the United States House of Representatives from the United States Virgin Islands ... territory since 1917 after they were purchased from Denmark under the 1916 Treaty of the Danish West Indies. In 1972, the House ... In 1972, the House agreed to admit Ron de Lugo as a delegate from the United States Virgin Islands, which had been a U.S. ... "SEVIER, John". United States House of Representatives. "WHITE, James". United States House of Representatives. Annals of ...
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*  New York Biltmore Hotel - Wikipedia
... which transferred possession of the Danish West Indies, now the United States Virgin Islands, from Denmark to the United States ... The Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916 was signed at the hotel, ... The New York Biltmore was founded by Gustav Baumann, who purchased the lease from the New York State Realty and Terminal ... Time /CNN archive /Google/ Business: Hotels / "United and Bowman Biltmore merger" 03/04/1929. On-Line News Hour with Frank ...
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*  List of Governors of the Danish West Indies - Wikipedia
... see List of Governors of the United States Virgin Islands. History of the United States Virgin Islands Danish colonization of ... 1868 Danish West Indies status referendum, 1916 Danish West Indian Islands sale referendum, 1916 Treaty of the Danish West ... a Danish colony in the Caribbean encompassing the territory of the present-day United States Virgin Islands. St. Thomas was ... The Danish West Indies were sold by Denmark to the United States on December 12, 1916. The administration was officially turned ...
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*  Danish colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia
... beginning with the treaty selling the Danish Virgin Islands to the United States in 1917. Norway - which had become independent ... a trend that continued until after the islands' purchase by the United States. The Danish West Indies had 34,000 inhabitants in ... after several mass slave escapes to the free British islands and an ensuing slave protest. The Danish Virgin Islands were also ... In 1917, the United States purchased the islands, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery. Denmark ...
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*  Henri Konow - Wikipedia
Treaty of the Danish West Indies in 1916 under which the Kingdom of Denmark sold the islands now named the US Virgin Islands to ... and the last governor of the Danish West Indies, overseeing the transfer of administration to the United States of America ... On 3 October 1916, he was named acting governor, to oversee the transfer of authority to the United States on 31 March 1917. ... the United States in exchange for US$25,000,000 in gold. Henri Konow was born on 7 February 1862 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Konow
*  United States Virgin Islands - Wikipedia
... draft treaty to sell the islands to the United States was negotiated in 1902 but was defeated in the upper house of the Danish ... Caribbean portal United States portal Outline of the United States Virgin Islands Index of United States Virgin Islands-related ... The United States Virgin Islands (USVI; also called the American Virgin Islands), officially the Virgin Islands of the United ... U.S. Census Bureau: Island Areas Census 2000 United States Virgin Islands at UCB Libraries GovPubs United States Virgin Islands ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Virgin_Islands
*  64th United States Congress - Wikipedia
... ceding the Danish West Indies to the United States after their purchase from Denmark, and renaming them the US Virgin Islands. ... Treaty of the Danish West Indies signed by President Wilson, ... composed of the United States Senate and the United States ... Gordon United States elections, 1914 (elections leading to this Congress) United States Senate elections, 1914 United States ... United States presidential election, 1916 United States Senate elections, 1916 United States House of Representatives elections ...
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*  Danish West Indies - Wikipedia
... when the United States took formal possession of the territory and renamed it the United States Virgin Islands. The United ... according to the Treaty of the Danish West Indies, the Danish government sold the islands to the United States for $25 million ... A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Canoe Press, 1974. ISBN 9768125055. Westergaard, Waldemar. The Danish ... Dookhan, Isaac (1994) [1974]. "3: Danish Colonial Expansion". A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Kingston, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_West_Indies
*  Transfer Day - Wikipedia
Virgin Islands on March 31. It marks the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States that took place in 1917. The ... 1917 money transfer after the Treaty of the Danish West Indies $25,000,000 receipt for the Treaty of the Danish West Indies ... Transfer Day Article and video concerning Transfer Day (in Danish). ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfer_Day
*  Treaty of the Danish West Indies - Wikipedia
... was a 1916 treaty transferring sovereignty of the Virgin Islands in the Danish West Indies from Denmark to the United States in ... The Treaty of the Danish West Indies, officially the Convention between the United States and Denmark for cession of the Danish ... and the United States accepted a Danish demand for a declaration stating that they would "not object to the Danish Government ... as the United States had never disputed Danish sovereignty. The treaty was signed on August 4, 1916, at the Biltmore Hotel in ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Danish_West_Indies
*  History of the United States Virgin Islands - Wikipedia
The islands were purchased from the Danish by the United States in 1917 under the Treaty of the Danish West Indies. Although ... John Historical Society "History of the United States Virgin Islands". History of the United States Virgin Islands. Retrieved ... After the United States bought what is now known as the United States Virgin Islands from the Danish, the islands became an ... The United States Virgin Islands, often abbreviated USVI, is a group of islands and cays in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands
*  List of United States treaties - Wikipedia
Treaty of the Danish West Indies - U.S. purchase of the Danish West Indies, renaming them the United States Virgin Islands 1916 ... Treaty of Fort Stanwix 1770 - Treaty of Lochaber 1774 - Treaty of Camp Charlotte These are treaties which the United States has ... Treaty of Relations - agreements between United States and Cuba s:United States - Cuban Agreements and Treaty of 1934 1937 - ... List of treaties List of treaties of the Confederate States of America List of treaties unsigned or unratified by the United ...
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*  Presidency of Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia
In 1916, Wilson signed the Treaty of the Danish West Indies, in which the United States acquired the Danish West Indies for $2 ... After the purchase, the islands were renamed as the United States Virgin Islands. Americans had no inkling that a war was ... Wilson also appointed 20 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals and 52 judges to the United States district courts. With ... Save for a two-week return to the United States, Wilson remained in Europe for six months, where he focused on a peace treaty ...
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*  Timeline of historical geopolitical changes - Wikipedia
March 31 - The United States takes possession of the United States Virgin Islands (Danish West Indies) according to the terms ... although this is suspended under the Antarctic Treaty December 26 - The United Arab States is dissolved into the United Arab ... The United States occupies Wake Island from Japan September 3 - The United States occupies the Bonin Islands and Volcano ... United States takes over the Ryukyu Islands and administers it as the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands ...
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*  Virgin Islands - Wikipedia
... ratified a treaty in which Denmark sold the Danish Virgin Islands to the United States of America for $25 million in gold. In ... the Virgin Islands Music of the Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Creole Danish Virgin Islands Dutch Virgin Islands Virgin Islands ... United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States, Spanish (or Puerto Rican) Virgin Islands, the ... British Virgin Islands government website U.S. Office of Insular Affairs.gov: United States Virgin Islands government website ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Islands
*  United States territorial acquisitions - Wikipedia
Virgin Islands. The United States-which had made an earlier approach in 1902-purchased these islands because they feared that ... Note that this list primarily concerns land the United States of America acquired from other nation-states. The 1783 Treaty of ... In 1917, the United States purchased the former Danish colony of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, which is now the U.S. ... United States Overseas interventions of the United States List of United States military history events List of United States ...
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*  US Slave: July 2011
Subtle efforts to negotiate the purchase of the Virgin Islands by the United States continued after the failure of the Treaty ... in the United States Virgin Islands. This day commemorates an event that occurred over eight decades ago, when the Danish West ... Virgin Islands, in exchange for twenty-five million dollars. The United States' interest in the Virgin Islands was primarily ... in which the Danish government would cede the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix to the United States for the sum of ...
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*  History of Greenland - Wikipedia
But after the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917, it agreed to relinquish all claims on Greenland ... signed a treaty with the United States on April 9, 1941, granting the US Armed Forces permission to establish stations in ... the Danish Minister to the United States - who had already refused to recognize the German occupation of Denmark - ... The United States therefore had a geopolitical interest in Greenland, and in 1946, the United States offered to buy Greenland ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Greenland
*  Danish colonial empire - Wikipedia
The United States hoped to use them as naval bases. Since 1917, the islands have been known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. Denmark ... In 1645, Saaremaa was ceded from Denmark to Sweden by the Treaty of Brömsebro. The downfall of the Danish colonial empire was ... These islands were known as the Danish West Indies and were eventually sold to the United States in 1917 for 25 million dollars ... 103000 km2 Faroe Islands: 1399 km2 Danish India: 1648.13 km2 Danish West Indies: 400 km2 Danish Gold Coast: 126 km2 Olson, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_colonial_empire
*  William H. Seward - Wikipedia
Seward offered to purchase the Danish West Indies (today the United States Virgin Islands). Late that year, Seward sailed for ... William Everts, another Seward friend, in 1877 signed a treaty of friendship with the Samoan Islands, laying the groundwork for ... was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator. A ... United States Congress. "William H. Seward (id: S000261)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on ...
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