I’ve learned a great deal over the course of my life. I’ve learned about myself about others and about the natural systems that surround us all.

My recent learnings have been on the topic of Puerto Rico and its history as it transitioned into US territory. The real insights come when comparing actions versus words and how or if those actions and words change over time. As a bench mark and starting point for this exercise in social studies I will start just prior to 1898 when the United States acquired Puerto Rico as spoils of winning the Spanish-American war.

The next few links do a much better job at explaining that last sentence.

Here it is again for emphasis: As a benchmark in starting point for this exercise in social studies I will start just prior to 1898 when the United States acquired Puerto Rico as the spoils of winning the Spanish-American war.

The island of Puerto Rico (1860-1960)

Written by a Puerto Rican with a Ph. D in history – This article was accepted and published in the Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress.

Puerto Rico History (1888-1968)

This article really speaks in plain English the same story as the Library of Congress article, with a slight shift of about 8 years, to focus more on the US, instead of the transition from Spain.

Puerto Rico Constitution Wiki

Just as it says, a link to the Constitution of Puerto Rico’s Wiki Page 🙂 Very good information here.