The Treaty of Paris of 1898 was an agreement made in 1898 that involved Spain relinquishing nearly all of the remaining Spanish Empire, especially Cuba, and ceding Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States. The cession of the... Read more ...
Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris of 1898 was an agreement made in 1898 that involved Spain relinquishing nearly all of the remaining Spanish Empire, especially Cuba, and ceding Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States. The cession of the Philippines involved a payment of $20 million from the United States to Spain. The treaty was signed on this day in 1898, and ended the Spanish–American War. The Treaty of Paris came into effect on April 11, 1899, when the documents of ratification were exchanged.
The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the Spanish Empire (apart from some small holdings in North Africa). It marked the beginning of the age of the United States as a world power. Many supporters of the war opposed the treaty, and it became one of the major issues in the election of 1900 when it was opposed by Democrat William Jennings Bryan because he opposed imperialism. Republican President William McKinley upheld the treaty and was easily reelected.
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In this article you can read about hunting with black powder firearms, from a Norwegian perspective. The Norwegian game law limits the use of black powder for hunting, but a few hunters hunt small game with black powder rifles and shotguns. Read the article to find out more.
Published: 15. November 2008 by Øyvind Flatnes.
The drawing below shows an exploded view of a Danish-Norwegian military flintlock. Note that he translation of this article is not quite finished.
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You can read more about the development of the matchlock, wheellock, flintlock and percussion lock and their practical use in the brand new book From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms.
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1. Cock screw
33. Tumbler hook of mainspring
35. Lower limb of mainspring
37. Upper limb of mainspring
38. Cup of tumbler
40. Gjengehull for slagfjærskrue
41. Gjengehull for fengpanneskrue
42. Gjengehull for stangfjærskrue
43. Gjengehull for stangskrue
44. Forsterkningsknast for gjengehull
45. Firkanttapp for hane