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3/1/12 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700HISP.13.htm 1/2 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700HISP.13.htm PeRSOe Rf CRQTXeVW YV. E[iOeV: the CRQWUaVW beWZeeQ PXeUWR ricaQV aQd CXbaQV I.IQWURdXcWiRQ: 3 OaUgeVW HiVSaQic gURXSV iQ 1990 A.Mexicans: 13 ò million--more than 60% of Hispanics (mainly in Southwest) B.Puerto Ricans: 2.7 million (mainly in Northeast) C. Cubans: 1 million (from 5% of Hispanics in 1990 to about 4% now) (mainly S. Florida) D. Hispanics (Lantinos) can’t be lumped together; different experiences in U.S. PXeUWR ricaQV I.PXeUWR ricR: u.s. cRORQ\ A. Acquired from Spanish-American War in 1898 (Treaty of Paris) B. Governor appointed by U.S.; legislature could be over-ruled by Congress C. Citizenship granted by Jones Act 1917 D. Commonwealth Status granted in 1948: 1. can’t vote in federal elections or for President unless legal resident of mainland a. Not represented in Congress 2. Don’t pay federal income taxes but get some federal grants in aid 3.Subject to U.S. military service 4.Courts part of U.S. system; may appeal to Supreme Court
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course ANT 3451 taught by Professor Chrisgirard during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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