Foraker Act (Organic Act of ). On April 2, , U.S. President McKinley signed a civil law that established a civilian government in Puerto Rico. This law . La ocupación norteamericana y la Ley Foraker: (la opinion publica Puertorriqueña) Responsibility: María Dolores Luque de Sánchez. Edition: 1a ed. Get this from a library! La Ley Foraker: raíces de la política colonial de los Estados Unidos. [Lyman Jay Gould].

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President Woodrow Wilson signs compulsory military service act into law.

A provision was also made for residents who wanted to remain citizens of Spain. The first public coin telephone was installed, operator-assited calls and the charge for a call was 5 cents.

Foraker Act

Supreme Court declared that Puerto Rico was a territory rather than a part of the Union. On November 6, the first elections under Foraker Act were celebrated registered votersIn subsequent grades, including higher education, English would continue as the language of instruction. The first civil governor of the island under the Foraker Act was Charles H. The first civil governor Charles H.


The territory was to be split into seven districts. The Depression lasted over a decade. The act establishes immigration quotas, restricted the immigration of Europeans to the United States. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Roosevelt visited the island.

The Rector Jaime Benitez is against the invitation. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Marin and other political leaders considered agricultural countries to be underdeveloped and industrial countries developed, manufacturing was seen as the means by which Puerto Rico could develop economically.


The original coat of arms was granted by the Spanish Crown in The system includes schools of law and optometry. Retrieved from ” https: On May 11, the Law was signed, the law regulates a industrial development program, better known as the “Manos a la Obra” Hands to workunder the direction of pharmacist Teodoro Moscoso and the Industrial Company of the Development.

The first postal savings bank was opened in San Juan. During that time, it is estimated by the Department of Defense that 65, Puerto Ricans served in the U. The Partido Federal Federal Party is founded. Views Read Edit View history. It has faculties of arts and humanities, science, education, business, and law.

History of Puerto Rico – –

Led by Santiago Iglesias, among others. Learn more about Amazon Prime. On December 3, the first Legislative Assembly which met. Navy purchased 27, acres of land on Vieques Island. Emmet Montgomery Reilly was appointed governor of Puerto Rico. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. On April 2, the Foraker Lawofficially the Organic Act ofis approved, establishing civil government and free commerce between the island and United States.

Nationality Act, which became effective January 13,ratified by the Nationality Law inthe Congress amended the statute on naturalization, expanding the applicability of the jus soli rule to Puerto Rico. It was also known as “the Little Smith Act” because it was patterned after a similar fascist law passed for the mainland.


It is used in a tent theater called ” Cine Puerto Rico “. With the Wall Street stock-market crash of precipitated the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the United States.

Write a customer review. The Mercedita airport in Ponce started operations. The Department of Education was fforaker with Dr. The content is the intellectual property of Magaly Rivera or her content providers.

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After the establishment of the new government, the funds would be transferred to the local treasury. Puerto Rico sends the first delegation to the Olympics. Lej the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Sixto Escobar Stadium was inaugurated. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

United States granted Puerto Ricans U. The Organic Act was approved. The depression had devastating effects on the island, creating widespread hunger and unemployment. The method of of teaching was entirely in English with Spanish treated as a special subject. United States began to establish military bases in the islands of Culebra and Vieques.

Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States “organized but unincorporated,” A bill of rights was created.