Beautiful Puerto Rico is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, but there are a few things you should know before you go. Nature lovers will not want to miss the beautiful beaches of San Juan, El Pueblo and even Vieques Island.
In 1508 Juan Ponce de Leon founded the first European settlement in Caparra, in the bay on the north coast of the island. In 1509, he was appointed Governor and Captain General of Puerto Rico. The settlement was moved in 1521 to a nearby coastal island called Puerto Rico's Rich Port. In 1523 Caparsa was abandoned and renamed Puerto Rico's richest port. Caparsa was known for its location, which made it a good stop for shipping.
Puerto Rico became a Commonwealth of the United States in 1946, which allowed the island to create its own constitution and grant other self-governing powers. The island's unorganized territory was designated a state under the US Interior Department, the first of its kind in the world, and allowed to call itself an unorganized territory. As citizens of a common commonwealth, Puerto Ricans cannot elect non-voting representatives to Congress and vote for the president, even though they cannot vote in presidential elections, because Puerto Rico is not part of an Electoral College. Instead, residents cast ballots for presidential candidates seeking support from the Puerto Rican diaspora.
The 1967 pro-Commonwealth referendum appears to have confirmed the island's confidence in Democrats and solidified the support of the majority of Puerto Ricans in Congress and the US House of Representatives. The law authorizes Puerto Rican President Juan Ponce de Leon and his government to hold a plebiscite in accordance with the basic provisions. Bentsen recognized that the statement in Section 20 is the goal Puerto Rico wants to work toward.
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Christopher Columbus reached the island, which would later become one of the most important periods in the history of the USA, the Spanish Civil War. Spain lost the war and ceded Puerto Rico to the United States along with other territories, including Guam and the Philippines. The Taino, who lived in Puerto Rico at the time, remained a "Spanish colony" until the early 20th century, when the islands fell under the jurisdiction of the "United States of America." With the signing of a treaty of Paris, Spain ceded Puerto Ricans (and Guam) to our country, and other territories to other countries, such as Guam, and lost the war.
Puerto Rico remained a Spanish overseas province until the Spanish-American War, when U.S. troops invaded the island and landed in Guanica. During the American Civil War, Puerto Rico was occupied by the US Army for a time, from 1864 to 1868.
The FLT actively encouraged Puerto Ricans to work in factories on the mainland, and the port of Puerto Rico became San Juan. Puerto Rican migration increased even further under the Jones Act of 1917, which granted US citizenship to all Puerto Ricans. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of Puerto Ricans born on the island and those born on the mainland increased, but overall, Puerto Ricans born on the mainland accounted for 4% of all Puerto Ricans on the island. The island was named "Puerto Rico" sometime around the 1520s, so the withdrawal of the islands - which carry Puerto Rico - contributed to its vibrant statehood, not vice versa.
In 2012, Hispanics of Puerto Rican descent accounted for 1.5% of the total Puerto Rican population in the United States. The population is concentrated in San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, and San Pedro, the second largest city and metropolis.
The South, especially Florida, is a major destination for Puerto Ricans moving from the island to the mainland and to other regions of Puerto Rican population in the United States. 37% do so, compared to 35% for mainland Puerto Ricans born in 2012, according to a Pew Research Center study. In addition, islanders are more likely to live in the south and near the islands than mainland Puerto Rico, while islanders are just as likely to live in the northeast or near the islands, the study said.
As US citizens, people born in Puerto Rico can move freely to any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, but those born outside Puerto Rico are considered freer to vote in the presidential primary and as islanders. Options for its future status include becoming a state, remaining in a community, joining a free association, or developing into an independent nation. Since it is a territory within the United States, this status gives the country the right to fly its own flag and to vote in the presidential primaries, including for or against the President and Vice President.