3 edition of Political status of Puerto Rico found in the catalog.
Political status of Puerto Rico
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington
Written in English
|Series||S. hrg. ;, 102-3|
|LC Classifications||KF26 .E55 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 332 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||332|
|LC Control Number||91600624|
One hundred years ago, Puerto Rico became a part of the United States in settlement of the Spanish-American War. Nineteen years later, the United States granted U.S. citizenship to the Island's inhabitants. Using its authority under the "territorial" clause of the U.S. Constitution, Congress over time has extended a measure of local self-rule to the American citizens of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico - History: The following discussion focuses on Puerto Rican history from the time of European settlement. For treatment of the island in its regional context, see Latin America, history of, and West Indies, history of. The first inhabitants of Puerto Rico were hunter-gatherers who reached the island more than 1, years before the arrival of the Spanish.
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States with the political status of Commonwealth. It is also known as a free associated state (literal translation of the political status from Spanish to. Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico - Rule by the United States: On Octo , Gen. John R. Brooke became military governor of Puerto Rico. Spain subsequently ceded the island to the United States by the Treaty of Paris, which was signed in December and ratified by the U.S. Senate in February The military administration, which lasted until May , successfully policed the island.
The many contradictions of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico are not only political, but also linguistic, cultural, ideological, religious and social among others. This situation causes a severe identity crisis in Puerto Rico, where the people feel a strong sense of national pride while lacking control over their nation. This work examines how the legal relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States has shaped local identity. The author argues that Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship has led residents to emphasize an individual cultural identity, while, simultaneously, asserting a political .
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Crs Report for Congress: Political Status of Puerto Rico: Background, Options, and Issues in the th Congress: - Rl [Keith Bea, Congressional Research Service the Libr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has a unique history as a part of the United States. United States suzerainty over Puerto Rico originated with the Author: Keith Bea.
Political status of Puerto Rico: background, options, and issues in the th Congress / Keith Bea --Puerto Rico: a chronology of political status history / Garrine P.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Political status of Puerto Rico. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Online version. "Economic, Political and Social History of Puerto Rico: From to " is the result of years of research to obtain a PhD.
in History and a Masters in American Foreign Policy. This book intends to deepen in the recent history of Puerto Rico trying to offer answers to some historical questions while providing a detailed vision of the social /5(2). This book examines national identity through the lens of Puerto Rico and through the voices of Puerto Ricans.
It asks how members of an influential group in Puerto Rican society--political elites--have perceived and expressed their own identity in the century of U.S.
sovereignty over Puerto Rico. Thus began Puerto Rico's political struggle for a definition of its status, a struggle that has lasted into the twenty-first century. And thus the national political parties came to divide around three fundamental alternatives: statehood, self-government, and independence.
Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony from its discovery by Christopher Columbus in until Spain ceded it to the United States after the Spanish-American War in The Issue of Puerto Rico’s Status in U.S. Politics. On the domestic level, two legislative proposals concerning the reassessment of Puerto Rico’s status have been introduced in the th U.S.
Congress. The Puerto Rico Democracy Act of proposes a two-round plebiscite, the first round of which would allow the islanders to choose between. Puerto Rico’s political status—referring to the relationship between the federal government and a territorial one—is an undercurrent in virtually every policy matter on the island.
In a Jplebiscite (popular vote), % of voters chose statehood when presented with threeFile Size: 1MB. Puerto Rican politics have long been dominated by the governor’s New Progressive Party, which supports statehood for Puerto Rico, and the.
Ultimately the U.S. Congress is the only one who can make decisions regarding the political status of Puerto Rico, as stated under the Territorial Clause. Although Puerto Rico is considered a territory of the United States, the island has its own Olympic team and competes in the Miss Universe pageant as an independent nation.
This is a must read for any person who would like to learn about Puerto Rico, its history and its relationship with the U.S.A. Also, the author makes a good explanation about other territories in the Caribbean and the Pacific, which is good to make a comparison with the political status of Puerto Rico.
I highly recommend by: This novel by one of Puerto Rico’s leading writers, whose father was a politician on the side of statehood, is ostensibly a family epic of the Mendizabal family, but it also portrays the dissenting Author: Concepción de León. SincePuerto Ricans have only been able to elect a nonvoting “resident commissioner of Puerto Rico” to the U.S.
House of the United States Author: Becky Little. Malavet offers a critique of Puerto Rico’s current status as well as of its treatment by the U.S. legal and political systems.
Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States, and Puerto Ricans living on this geographically separate island are subject to the United States’s legal and political authority.5/5(3).
Representing the completion of a project begun in by the Americas Society and its affiliate, the Center for Inter-American Relations, this volume of essays explores the principal issues involved in the deepening problems of Puerto Rico and in the troubled island-continental relationship.
All aspects are treated; all island political parties and many significant Puerto Rican personalities. The World Factbook Country/Location Locator Map Modal In plebiscites held in, andvoters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a vote left open the possibility of American statehood.
Economic recession on the island has led to a net population loss since aboutas large. Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico - The debate over political status: Inafter Puerto Rico was granted commonwealth status, the United States advised the United Nations (UN) that the island was a self-governing territory.
However, dissatisfaction with the island’s political status continued. Big political, economic and social changes swept Puerto Rico after World War II.
InCongress passed an act permitting Puerto Ricans to elect their own governor. Puerto Rico, officially Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Spanish Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, self-governing island commonwealth of the West Indies, associated with the United easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain, it lies approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles (65 km) west of the Virgin Islands, and 1, miles (1, km).
Democrats believe that the people of Puerto Rico should determine their ultimate political status from permanent options that do not conflict with the Constitution, laws, and policies of the United States.General Collections, Library of Congress.
While Puerto Rico's pro-independence movement remained disbanded and most of its leadership was still in exile inconservative and liberal factions took power in the local political arena, initiating a more open debate on the island's political status and the social demands of the times.The politics of Puerto Rico take place in the framework of a democratic republic form of government that is under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United States as an organized unincorporated the invasion of Puerto Rico by the United States during the Spanish–American War, politics in Puerto Rico have been significantly shaped by its status as territory of the.