A Walk Around Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico – United States History Relations

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Join ASI teachers, Daniela and Hanna, for the fifth lesson of “A Walk Around Puerto Rico,” where you will be learning about Puerto Rico’s relations with the United States and about the Puerto Rican diaspora. You will be prompted to think about how are cultures formed and why is it important to maintain and preserve the culture of a colonized place? Below, are some links and resources that are mentioned throughout the video.

Vocab:
Jones-Shafroth Act – Passed on March 2, 1917, this act made Puerto Rico a U.S. territory, granting statutory U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans, a Bill of Rights and establishing executive, legislative and judicial government branches
Statutory Citizenship – Persons born outside of the United States can only acquire citizenship at birth by way of a statute
Gag Law – Act enacted by U.S. appointed legislature to suppress the nationalist and independentist movements
Autonomy – The quality or state of being self-governing, especially the right of self-government
Cabotage Laws – Rules allowing the transit of a vessel along the coast of a nation for the purpose of trade from one port to another within the territorial limits of that nation
Economic Sovereignty – The ability to impose the rules of appropriation, exchange and use of resources
Diasporicans – A mixed term of “diaspora” and “Puerto Rican” that refers to Puerto Ricans born or raised outside of the island due to migration to the United States

Handout:
https://artsphere.org/blog/decorate-the-puerto-rican-flag/

Read about Puerto Rico’s debate on statehood:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/puerto-rico-debated-statehood-since-colonization

Learn more about Don Pedro Albizu Campos and the timeline of his life:
http://www.alu-c.com/pedro-albizu-campos

Learn more about the US rule over Puerto Rico:
https://www.britannica.com/place/Puerto-Rico/Rule-by-the-United-States

Read Mariposa Fernández’ poems:
https://www.hercampus.com/school/uprm/3-mariposa-fern-ndez-poems-get-you-started/

Watch Preciosa perform live!:
https://youtu.be/QJCpvpiIds0

Hear what Marc Anthony has to say about his music career in this interview:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9511595/marc-anthony-30-year-anniversary-celebration-interview/

See the work that Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is doing:
https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/

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Images:
Gag law soldiers –
https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/04/puerto-rico-independence-albizu-campos/

1895 and 1952 Puerto Rican flags –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Puerto_Rico

Pedro Albiza Campos –
https://www.80grados.net/vigencia-del-pensamiento-de-don-pedro-albizu-campos/pedro-albizu-campos-1893-1965-puerto-everett-copy/
This photo by Unknown author is licensed under CC BY-NC
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Jennifer Gonzalez –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenniffer_Gonz%C3%A1lez

Mariposa Fernández –
https://dayoflearningartofenvironme2019.sched.com/speaker/maria_fernandez.203lc435

Marc Anthony –
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9511595/marc-anthony-30-year-anniversary-celebration-interview/

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez –
https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/about/biography

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