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Sweat and Tears: Puerto Ricans Migrate to New York State
Revenues: Income, amount of money collected by a government.
Sec. 5. That all citizens of Puerto Rico, as defined by section seven of the Act of April twelfth, nineteen hundred, “temporarily to provide revenues and a civil government for Puerto Rico, and for other purposes,” and all natives of Puerto Rico, who were temporarily absent from that island on April eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and have since returned and are permanently residing in that island, and are not citizens of any foreign country, are hereby declared, and shall be deemed and held to be, citizens of the United States…
Document 1: Puerto Rico Citizenship Act, 1917. 39 Stat. 951; 48 United States Code 733 a-1.
Document 1 Short-Answer Questions
- What was the date of the document?
- What effect did the document have on the status of Puerto Ricans?