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  • What year did Puerto Rico gain it's independence?

    What year did Puerto Rico gain it's independence? I am doing a Spanish project on Puerto Rico and I know it was July 25, I just can't find the year.

    Please help me

  • #2
    Independence from where? PR has never been independent from Spain or the US on the contrary it will soon some day be a full STATE!
    PUERTO RICO 51!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      thank you
      my fault
      didn't think about that one

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      • #4
        ryanmm37,

        I graduated from High School several years ago, but I can tell you this, ABEJORRO doesn't know what he's talking about.
        **In 1868 "Grito de Lares" where hundreds of men and women in P.R. revolted against Spain for P.R's independence.
        **On September 29, 1898 P.R. was ceded to the U.S. after the Spanish American War
        In 1916 P.R's were naturalized and given the American Citizenship under the Jones Act.
        **On March 2, 1917 the Jones Act was signed by President Woodrow Wilson and P.R. became a territory of the U.S. On July 6, of the same year the first elections were held under the Jones Act.

        ***And we celebrate July 25th, because on July 25th, 1952 a new constitution was approved by P.R.'s voters in a referendum in March, and Puerto Rico was proclaimed as "Commonwealth of Puerto Rico" that's the answer to your question, becoming a state has nothing to do with what you asked. ABEJORRO get with the program and stop dreaming, you have to pay taxes before you can become a state, when you are ready to pay federal taxes then we can talk about statehood !
        Ryanmm37, by the way you can visit the following URL: www.welcome.topuertorico.org/history.html
        there's a lot to learn there and I'm sure you'd be able to find the answers to any question(s) you may have regarding P.R. and you don't have to apologize to no one and it's not your fault, only ignorant people will give you the kind of response you got from that other guy. Take care. If you care to comment. coqui4u@yahoo.com
        Have a great day and hope my info can help you with the project.
        Eddie sends

        [This message has been edited by coqui4u (edited 07 December 1999).]

        [This message has been edited by coqui4u (edited 07 December 1999).]
        Sincerely,

        Eddie

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        • #5
          Puerto Rico is the oldest colony in the world. It started in 1493 and continues unabated to this moment. In 1898 finally Spain made puertorricans FULL SPANISH CITIZENS but it only lasted 6 months when the US invaded and claimed the island for the US. In 1917, by an act of Congress we became american citizens. In 1952 the gringos put colorete on the face of the colony, let us come up with a worthless constitution that created the fabled ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO and let us use the flag to parade around in Olympic games and such like a real independent country, but ultimately the US Congress has the last word, regardless of what the estadolibristas tell you. Only the chain attached to our necks have become longer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yujike View Post
            Puerto Rico is the oldest colony in the world. It started in 1493 and continues unabated to this moment. In 1898 finally Spain made puertorricans FULL SPANISH CITIZENS but it only lasted 6 months when the US invaded and claimed the island for the US. In 1917, by an act of Congress we became american citizens. In 1952 the gringos put colorete on the face of the colony, let us come up with a worthless constitution that created the fabled ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO and let us use the flag to parade around in Olympic games and such like a real independent country, but ultimately the US Congress has the last word, regardless of what the estadolibristas tell you. Only the chain attached to our necks have become longer.

            A worthless constitution? How dare you? You are the one living in denial to the fact that despite all the problems we have, we have a standard of living that is above just about all other hispanic countries in the whole hemisphere. That we enjoy more freedom than the "Autonomy" Spain may have granted us before the war between the US and Spain. And to the fact that you represent a vey small minority going against an overwhelming mayority that want not only to remain American Citizens and just FYI that citizneship came in reward to the bravery of Puerto Rican Soldiers during WWI.

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            • #7
              It is a worthless constitution and a worthless status, so I said it again and what are you going to do about it? I don't live in the ghetto of PR so I don't give a damn about what you or anybody else thinks about what I think. This status benefits the old elite of puertorrican families who still control all aspects of island politics. They are the ones who benefit from this worthless constitution and status.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yujike View Post
                It is a worthless constitution and a worthless status, so I said it again and what are you going to do about it? I don't live in the ghetto of PR so I don't give a damn about what you or anybody else thinks about what I think. This status benefits the old elite of puertorrican families who still control all aspects of island politics. They are the ones who benefit from this worthless constitution and status.
                Precisely you do not live, nor intend to live here and thus have not right whatsoever to dictate what should we do and be or not.

                And for the looks of if maybe you should move to Cuba or even better North Korea as they have regimes that are more to your liking.

                And as I said you do not live here nor intend to so don't make any pretense to dictate anything over us you can't! I'm fed up with newyoricans like you, people that have never lived here nor intend too but somehow think they are entitled to take the Island's destiny into their hands. To hell with that.

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                • #9
                  Hey, Gringo lover, I live in Connecticut, not New York. I have been to Cuba and South Korea, have you being out of that Ponce arrabal you live in? I don't dicatate to puertorricans, THE USA does that and have being doing so since 1898, and before that the Spanish for over 400 years, and people like you have been drawing those cupones and welfare, and buying American worthless goods, and sitting in your butt while the island goes to pot. Oh, I forgot, go display your flag at the Olympics, that is the only thing the gringos let you do with the thrice mentioned WORTHLESS CONSTITUTION. I do like the Marx Brothers movies, they were really funny, so I guess I could be considered a Marxist.

                  Who is better, Luis Floju~o, Acemenos Vila o Sila cojo la hago le~a Calderon o Raul Castro?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yujike View Post
                    Hey, Gringo lover, I live in Connecticut, not New York. I have been to Cuba and South Korea, have you being out of that Ponce arrabal you live in? I don't dicatate to puertorricans, THE USA does that and have being doing so since 1898, and before that the Spanish for over 400 years, and people like you have been drawing those cupones and welfare, and buying American worthless goods, and sitting in your butt while the island goes to pot. Oh, I forgot, go display your flag at the Olympics, that is the only thing the gringos let you do with the thrice mentioned WORTHLESS CONSTITUTION. I do like the Marx Brothers movies, they were really funny, so I guess I could be considered a Marxist.

                    Who is better, Luis Floju~o, Acemenos Vila o Sila cojo la hago le~a Calderon o Raul Castro?
                    So you have been in the military? My brother has been in the military he is semi-retired now living in the states with his German wife and 2 baby daughters. As for your question I've been in New York and Florida although thatr was a long time ago. The last time I traveled out of the island was over a decade ago now.


                    The constitution and the status are not one in the same. While I agree that the current political status is no longer viable. The constitution is here to stay. It would be amended. I would never agree to get rid of a democratic constitution...

                    The jury still out on Fortuņo...
                    I think Rivera Shatz is a freaking NAZI!

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                    • #11
                      I have not served in the U.S. military, I have served the country in other capacities, which permitted me to travel to faraway places. I do feel a lot of respect for the people in the military and truly thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yujike View Post
                        I have not served in the U.S. military, I have served the country in other capacities, which permitted me to travel to faraway places. I do feel a lot of respect for the people in the military and truly thank them and their families for their sacrifices.
                        Except when they happen to be Puerto Rican obviously, but then again you are not even of Puerto Rican decent are you Yukije?

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                        • #13
                          I'm a DECENT puertorrican of puertorrican DESCENT. The name Yujike is 100% more puertorrican than a name like Punkmeister will ever be.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yujike View Post
                            I'm a DECENT puertorrican of puertorrican DESCENT. The name Yujike is 100% more puertorrican than a name like Punkmeister will ever be.
                            Y yo soy 100% Boricua de aqui como el coqui, Bwhaha! What a weak defense that is! Do you honestly think a username makes you more Boricua than the rest of us Islanders? Keep dreaming, you have said yourself that you have never lived here, nor intend too and most likely given your views that we all live in Arrabales have never even set foot on this island nor intend too either even for a piss, so do us all islanders a favor and stay out of our businesses from now on, you are from Connecticut well focus on your home state Adios...

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                            • #15
                              Keep on repeating to yourself your own made-up lies.

                              Bajate de esa nube and s.m.d.

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