Puerto Rico: A History of Colonial Oppression Research Paper by Master Researcher

Puerto Rico: A History of Colonial Oppression
An examination of the history and current situation facing Puerto Rico.
# 37109 | 4,650 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper explores the history of Puerto Rico that has involved colonial oppression and the control of the U.S., and also looks at the society and culture of Puerto Rican people. The paper discusses trade policies, investment in Puerto Rico and the Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico. The paper emphasizes how colonialism is inherently anti-democratic, and, in 500 years, Puerto Ricans have not determined their own destiny.

Outline:
U.S. "Liberators" Arrive
A Century of Colonial Oppression and People's Resistance
U.S. Out of Puerto Rico!
Culture
Government
Economy
Puerto Rican Investment Incentives
Results in Brief
The Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"It is spring all year in Puerto Rico, a land that someone has said is "more than half Spanish and more than half American." Puerto Rico is the smallest of the islands known as the Greater Antilles. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north and the Caribbean to the south. The Dominican Republic is the neighbor to the west; the American Virgin Islands lie to the east. Vieques is the largest of the outlying islands. The main island is mountainous, rising to massive El Yunque near the east coast. Puerto Rico's climate is ideal, with little variation year-round, making it a mecca for tourists. There are beautiful beaches, high mountains, unique animal life, one of the world's largest caverns, ancient cities, and modern attractions. However, Puerto Rico is also subject to destructive hurricanes.
"Christopher Columbus reached the island in 1493, and by early 1511, the island became the first Spanish colony in the New World. It suffered many attacks by the English. After almost 400 years of Spanish rule, Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the United States after the Spanish-American War of 1898."

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APA Format

Puerto Rico: A History of Colonial Oppression (2002, December 01) Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/puerto-rico-a-history-of-colonial-oppression-37109/

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"Puerto Rico: A History of Colonial Oppression" 01 December 2002. Web. 19 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/puerto-rico-a-history-of-colonial-oppression-37109/>

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