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, United States (USA) (American Colonies)
1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American citizenship is conferred upon them and with it there is provided a much greater amount of self-government than they ever have enjoyed. The enactment of this legislation represents another fore-ward step in the process of making the Carribean an American lake.

The Scranton Republican
Scranton, Pennsylvania
February 22, 1917

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