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Some historical and political aspects of the government of Porto Rico

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Published in Baltimore .
Written in English

Book details:

LC ClassificationsF1975 .C254
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 543-585. 27 cm.
Number of Pages585
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24586807M
LC Control Number20023901

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Some historical and political aspects of the government of Porto Rico, ([Baltimore, ]), by Pedro Capó Rodríguez (page images at HathiTrust) Filed under: Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- Aspectos juridicos de las relaciones entre los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico, (Washington, D.C., ), by Pedro Capó Rodríguez (page. 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 .   Puerto Rico is a large Caribbean island of roughly 3, square miles located in the West Indies. It’s the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain. Puerto Rico is an archipelago among the Greater Antilles located between the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, and includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and capital and most populous city is San Juan. The territory's total population is approximately million, more than 20 U.S. g code: +, +

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 . Puerto Rico is an island country that is located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. It is directly east of the Dominican Republic, and west of the British and the United States Virgin Islands. The country is comprised of one large island, where most of the inhabitants live, and many smaller islands. The country is home to million people. Puerto Rico has one of the richest artistic, cultural and historical heritages of all periods. The culture of Puerto Rico has been greatly influenced by its history. With the blend of Taino Indians, Spanish and African cultures, comes a melting pot of people and traditions, as well as the impact of the United States political and social. Identification. Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico in , during his second voyage, naming it San Juan Bautista. The Taínos, the indigenous people, called the island Boriquén Tierra del alto señor ("Land of the Noble Lord"). In , the Spanish granted settlement rights to Juan Ponce de León, who established a settlement at Caparra and became the first governor.

The Jones-Shafroth Act () created a more autonomous government for Puerto Rico, with three branches, much like that of the United States. However, the U.S. federal government still maintained control: the Governor, Attorney-General, and Commissioner of Education were still appointed by the United States president. During the latter half of the 19th century, political divisions were drawn in Puerto Rico, reflecting both the political instability in Spain and the increasing demands of Puerto Ricans for some form of self-rule. As governments and regimes in Spain rose and fell, Spanish policies toward its colonies in the New World changed, too. Historical context. As early as , Miguel Cabrera identified many of the Jibaro's ideas and characteristics in his set of poems known as The Jíbaro’s , some 80 years later, in his book Cuba and Porto Rico, Robert Thomas Hill listed jíbaros as one of four socio-economic classes he perceived existed in Puerto Rico at the time: "The native people, as a Nationality: Puerto Rican. The unequal relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico is perceived by some as an anachronistic remnant of the colonial era. The current status of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the U.S., allows the federal government to unilaterally impose a range of measures on the island without enfranchising the people to have a voice in the legislative process.