List of U.S. colonial possessions

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The United States has from time to time in its history had several territories under its control in the same fashion as a colonial possession.

Ignoring areas that have now become states in the U.S., and those areas that due to warfare were held under temporary U.S. military command, these territories include:-


  •  Liberia (1821–1847) - Liberia was never officially colonized or claimed directly by the United States. It was founded by the ACS (American Colonization Society), a private American civilian organization.


North America


South America

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