Birthday of Luis Munoz Rivera

Birthday of Luis Munoz Rivera

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Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#1 Jul 15, 2013
A great Puerto Rican who (along with his son) made enormous strides in developing Puerto Rico's permanent union with the United States by obtaining US citizenship and creating a state legislature.

www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/munozrivera....
"The work of Muñoz Rivera led to the enactment of the Jones Act. On May 23, 1916 the U.S. House of Representatives approved this legislation and sent it to the Senate where, after a number of modifications, it was signed into law by President Wilson on March 2, 1917. The Jones Act granted United States citizenship to Puerto Ricans; it also gave the Puerto Rican Government more autonomy by establishing a two-chamber legislative assembly, which included a nineteen-member Senate and a thirty-nine-member House of Delegates"

El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#2 Jul 15, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
A great Puerto Rican who (along with his son) made enormous strides in developing Puerto Rico's permanent union with the United States by obtaining US citizenship and creating a state legislature.
www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/munozrivera....
"The work of Muñoz Rivera led to the enactment of the Jones Act. On May 23, 1916 the U.S. House of Representatives approved this legislation and sent it to the Senate where, after a number of modifications, it was signed into law by President Wilson on March 2, 1917. The Jones Act granted United States citizenship to Puerto Ricans; it also gave the Puerto Rican Government more autonomy by establishing a two-chamber legislative assembly, which included a nineteen-member Senate and a thirty-nine-member House of Delegates"
You're a popular just for today, heh?...LOL!

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#3 Jul 15, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text> You're a popular just for today, heh?...LOL!
Of course not :)

I see the ELA as a stepping stone to statehood, a means to an end.

On July 27th I will post a similar thread for the great Don Jose Celso Barbosa.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#4 Jul 15, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course not :)
I see the ELA as a stepping stone to statehood, a means to an end.
On July 27th I will post a similar thread for the great Don Jose Celso Barbosa.
"The Unionist Party wants and asks that Puerto Rico becomes an equal of California or Nebraska ... equal to the duties and the rights, equal benefits, and if there are sacrifices, the sacrifices. Inequality is inferiority for us."
- Luis Munoz Rivera

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