Puerto Rico, Full name the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is an Unincorporated Organized Island Territory of the United States of America, located in the Caribbean. Unincorporated means that the Constitution of the United States and Laws applies partly and Organized means that if you are born in Puerto Rico you are an American Citizen. Although Christopher (poopy-head) Columbus never set foot in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, he did land in Central America*, South America*, and the Caribbean*. Puerto Rico was one of the places he landed in. In 1493 Columbus landed in Puerto Rico and claimed it as a territory of Spain. After winning the Spanish American War, which lasted from April 21st 1898 to August 13th 1989, The United States got hold of Guam, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the weird relationship Spain had with Cuba. Although later giving up The Philippines and Cuba, they still have an Iron Grasp on Guam and Puerto Rico. About 98% of Puerto-Rican American's want to be either independent from the United States or want to become a State (with the slight majority wanting the latter). Many 'elections' for the opinions to become a state or not have happened, the latest being June 11th 2017, but two things that both of these elections have in common are 1. The Majority of Voters, higher then 90%, want to become a state, and 2. less then 40% of the population has showed up (in 2017 only 23% showed up). However, with the majority of the population not wanting to stay in the situation, it isn't hard to see why. Puerto Rico is in an almost 3 billion dollar debt (0.362% of the US military funding), and whenever a Natural Disaster hits, the United States Government along with the Puerto Rican Government cannot do much to help. Since they are an UO territory they need help from other states. Please talk to your local senator about this issue if you don't want 3,000--Not Imaginary--people to die next time a natural disaster hits.
*Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Most of Panama
*Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and a Small Part of Panama
*Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and many disputed territories of France, The UK The Netherlands, and US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Caribbean_countries_by_population)
Peace, Love, and trading Sugar Cane and Rum and all the things he (Puerto Rico) can't afford,
How does a Bastard Orphan son of a- I'll stop here. I'm obsessed with Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda is an actual god! I love Hamilton so much that it lead me to enjoy learning US History, Memorizing the 10 amendments and even read the federlist papers. I'm kinda political but yeppers! This also will act as my political area and my travel!