Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Really Short History of the Dominican Republic-- Part 2

From the time of the Spanish withdrawal in 1865 to 1879, there were 21 changes in the country's government.  A very unstable climate for American business interests.

The Dominican Republic became independent again in 1865.

In 1869, its government worked out a treaty of annexation to the United States which was supported by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, but in 1871 the treaty was defeated in the U.S. Senate, primarily through the efforts of abolitionist Senator Charles Summner.

--Old B-R'er

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