Am I talking about Hawaii or Puerto Rico?
Posted in the Puerto Rico Forum
Since: Oct 12
#1 Jun 19, 2013
"In 1935 and 1937, Congress began deliberation over whether or not Hawaii should be granted statehood. Southern white supremacist politicians were outraged at the notion that Congress would allow for a non-white majority territory to be afforded the rights given to Americans on the mainland. Statehood was postponed for more than 20 years over the question of race."
"After failing in 1935 and 1937 to convince Congress Hawaii was ready for statehood, Hawaii resurrected the campaign in 1940 by placing the statehood question on the ballot. Two-thirds of the electorate in the territory voted in favor of joining the Union."
"In March 1959, both houses of Congress passed the Hawaii Admission Act and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law. On June 27, 1959, a plebiscite was held asking Hawaiians to vote on accepting the statehood bill. Hawaii voted 17 to 1 to accept. On August 21, church bells throughout Honolulu were rung upon the proclamation that Hawaii was finally a US state."
Agapito circa 2013:
"Federal income taxes [statehood] would turn Puerto Rico into a Latin American ghetto"
^ fits in line with the belief of the pro-territory Hawaii Republican Party which dominated Hawaiian politics from the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893, through the Territory of Hawaii 1898-1959. They were mainly supported by the absurdly wealthy sugarcane plantation owners.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
#2 Jun 19, 2013
and Hawaiians were, how many in 1898????
Were Hawaiians culturally backed by over half a billion South Pacific persons in 1959????
I mean, Hawaii and Puerto Rican history are so different.
While Hawaii was a small South Pacific kingdom, Puerto Rico was an integral part, province, of a European kingdom.
While Puerto Rico was an over populated Spanish province province, Hawaii was an under populated independent kingdom...
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