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Today in Latin American History

The Constitution of Puerto Rico was Approved by the U.S. Congress in 1952

The Constitution of Puerto Rico was Approved by the U.S. Congress in 1952

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Today in Latin American history, the Constitution of Puerto Rico was approved by the Congress of the United States in 1952.

The United States government authorized Puerto Rico to draft its own constitution.

The framers had to follow only two basic requirements.  The first was the document must establish a republican form of government for the island. The second was the inclusion of a Bill of Rights.

Under this Constitution, Puerto Rico officially identifies as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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