General Nelson A. Miles and 3,300 soldiers moved into Puerto Rico on July 25th and took the land. One day later, the Spanish government sued him for peace. A treaty was finally signed two weeks after. The Treaty of Paris said that Puerto Rico and the island in the Marianas were added to the United States. The United States still occupies the city, bay, and harbor of Manila. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, was given a certain amount of popular government through the Foraker Act of 1900. Although it gave them some choice, Puerto Rico was forced into an American-like democracy.
Once again, America was looking to expand, this time