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  1. BELLWORK: 9/27 • How did Puerto Rican citizens respond to America’s occupation during the Spanish American War? • How did the Treaty of Paris impact Puerto Rico’s government? • THINKER: Analyze the advantages/ disadvantages of U.S. colonial rule in PR

  2. Puerto Rico Commonwealth, statehood, or independence?

  3. In 1898, Puerto Rico was invaded and subsequently became a possession of the United States. US General Nelson Miles: “accept with joy the system of Government of the U.S.” Foraker Act of 1900 – established a civil government in PR, under control of U.S. Jones Act of 1917 – made Puerto Ricans U.S. citizens 1948 – FDR & Congress give PR the ability to elect their own governor 1952 – officially made PR a U.S. commonwealth Commonwealth – organized, but unincorporated, dependent territory. Puerto Rico after the SpAm War

  4. U.S. Commonwealths • Did you know, the U.S. actually has TWO commonwealths….. • Puerto Rico and the North Mariana Islands!

  5. Puerto Rico: Hurricane Crisis Hurricane Irma: 9/14/17 Hurricane Maria: 9/20/17

  6. U.S. Territories: Review Videos • Why Puerto Rico is NOT a U.S. state: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOxtY3M6Co • What does it mean to live in a U.S. territory? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luiZZmZYOA8

  7. Review  Varying perspectives in PR aide

  8. What do YOU think? • Describe and defend your own opinion……. Should Puerto Rico remain a commonwealth? Granted statehood as the 51st U.S. state? Or, be given complete independence? Explain! (Answer this question on your post-it note!)

  9. What do YOU think? U.S. STATE #51! COMPLETE INDEPENDNECE ENHANCED COMMONWEALTH! CURRENT COMMONWEALTH! ____________________________________________________

  10. Progressive Foreign Policies

  11. Effects of the Spanish-American War on Latin America • Following the Spanish-American War, the U.S. became more involved in the Caribbean and Latin America.

  12. Introduction to Progressive Foreign Policy • The period following the Spanish American War (1900) until World War I (1918) is often referred to as The Progressive Era. • Progressivism: Effort to reform the U.S. and preserve its democratic values. • Confronted the problems caused by industrialization and urbanization.

  13. Progressive PresidentsRoosevelt, Taft & Wilson Taft: 1908-1912 Wilson: 1912-1921 TR: 1901-1908

  14. Introduction to Progressive Foreign Policy • The Progressive Era was also characterized by a desire to extend those same democratic values into countries within the U.S. “sphere of influence.” • This idea of decreasing European influence while increasing U.S. involvement in political/economic affairs will lead to three different foreign policies during the era: • Big Stick Diplomacy (Roosevelt) • Dollar Diplomacy (Taft) • Moral Diplomacy (Wilson) • To learn more about the goals and implementation of these policies, read pgs. 133-142 & complete the wkst. • Due Monday!

  15. U.S. territories explained….. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDxinFjlVmo