Puerto Rico
5th Grade Puerto Rico Inquiry
Should Puerto Rico Be a State?

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Supporting Question 1- How did Puerto Rico become a United States territory?
  • Source A: Charts showing the results from the 2012 vote on statehood, 2012  In the 2012 Puerto Rican referendum on statehood, 1,864,186 voted out of 2,402,941 registered voters (78% turnout). The referendum asked two questions.
    • Created for the New York State K–12 Social Studies Toolkit by Binghamton University, 2015 based on data from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2012
Supporting Question 2- What efforts has Puerto Rico made to obtain statehood or independence?
Supporting Question 3- What are the arguements in favor of Puerto Rico's statehood or independence?
Supporting Question 4- What are the arguements against Puerto Rico's statehood or independence?