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St. Croix, V.I. has been an American territory since 1917 after being bought from Denmark in 1917 for $25 million worth of gold. Denmark previously controlled St. Croix for approximately 184 years with Great Britain over throwing this island between 1801-02  and 1806-1816. The European influence is experienced everyday as everyone drives on the left. America still gets the last word as they drive American cars and other brands with left steering. Before all the chaos, peaceful tribes lived on the islands from 2,500 B.C. or more.

 

2002: Governor Charles W. Turnbull was re-elected as the seventh Governor.

  • The islands thrived under Turnbull’s administration.

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In 1801-1802: Great Britain over threw the Danish government. Great Britain and France were at war. The Danes and France had good relations after having bought St. Croix from France in 1733, and therefore Great Britain was concerned about France getting their hands on Danish ships etc. Denmark at the time was flourishing from the Atlantic slave trade after having introduced slavery to the Virgin Islands for over one hundred twenty five years.

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In 1903: Wright Brothers made their first flight.

In 1904: U.S. takes over the construction of the Panama Canal.

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1700: Nisky Moravian Church was built. This is the oldest Moravian church in the Caribbean. The Moravian religion was started by the Moravia people this so called spiritual set out of Germany and Saxony. They did however started education for slaves on the island.

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