Puerto Rico in American History

Puerto Rico in American History

by Richard Worth
     
 
Puerto Ricans are proud of their island's history. From standing up against Spanish colonizers to working to become a commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Ricans have continued to gain more control over their island home. This book details Puerto Rico's history, culture, people, and places.

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Puerto Ricans are proud of their island's history. From standing up against Spanish colonizers to working to become a commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Ricans have continued to gain more control over their island home. This book details Puerto Rico's history, culture, people, and places.

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Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Spanish settlers first came to Puerto Rico in 1493, with Christopher Columbus. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, Nomads inhabited the island. They were followed by groups of people from South America. Ponce de Leon was appointed to be Lieutenant Governor by King Ferdinand of Spain. As such, he established a permanent colony in Puerto Rico. The native Taino people were used as slaves by the Spanish, who mainly had them dig for gold, which was sent to Spain. Unfortunately, most countries' colonization has included settlers enslaving or attempting to run off the native populations. Over the years, there were revolts and wars between the Puerto Ricans and the Spanish, British, Dutch, and the United States. In 1952, Puerto Rico became Commonwealth of the United States. Since then, many Puerto Ricans have moved to the United States; they are, after all, American citizens. Most have migrated to New York City, Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1967 and 1992, the Puerto Rican people voted to retain their Commonwealth status. Their choices were independence, statehood or commonwealth. Discussion continues today about the status of Puerto Rico. Part of the "From Many Cultures, One History" series. Reviewer: Leila Toledo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766028364
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
From Many Cultures, One History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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