By Javier A. Galván
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S. Congress reviewed the issue in 1940 and 1952 but made no changes to the legislation. S. citizenship. In the case of Puerto Rico, the Jones Act provided its people with statutory, and not constitutional, citizenship. The latter is conferred on people born in any of the ﬁfty states. S. S. citizen. This citizenship beneﬁt can be revoked if Congress decides to do so. It should be highlighted that a congressional decision would not revoke the citizenship of people who already have it, but would apply to people born in Puerto Rico after the legal decision was made.
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Dollar was established as the only accepted currency. All local forms of government were dissolved. The entire spectrum of economic activity came under the control of the military governor, and all existing presses for books and newspapers were ordered to close business operations. S. Congress to place a high tariﬀ on Puerto Rican products to make them less attractive for Americans to purchase. As a result, most of the island’s agricultural products, such as sugar, coﬀee, and tobacco, lost potential buyers and THE CONTEXT 11 created an even higher level of unemployment on the island.
Culture and customs of Puerto Rico by Javier A. Galván