Puerto Rico: Hearings Before the Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Seventy-eighth Congress, First Session, on S. 952, a Bill to Provide for the Withdrawal of the Sovereignty of the United States Over the Island of Puerto Rico and for the Recognition of Its Independence, and So Forth. May 3, 6, 10, 11, 1943

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943 - 335 páginas
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Considers to provide independence for Puerto Rico.

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Página 326 - The civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by the Congress.
Página 2 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress...
Página 8 - If any provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the applicability of such provisions to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Página 326 - We have not come to make war upon the people of a country that for centuries has been oppressed, but. on the contrary, to bring you protection, not only to yourselves but to your property, to promote your prosperity, and to bestow upon you the immunities and blessings of the liberal institutions of our Government.
Página 3 - Islands and its subordinate branches shall not exceed limits now or hereafter fixed by the Congress of the United States ; and no loans shall be contracted in foreign countries without the approval of the President of the United States.
Página 4 - If a majority of the votes cast shall be for the constitution, such vote shall be deemed an expression of the will of the people of the Philippine Islands in favor of Philippine independence...
Página 6 - President fails to disapprove such amendment within six months from the time of its submission, the amendment shall take effect as a part of such Constitution.
Página 6 - The United States High Commissioner shall receive the same compensation as is now received by the Governor General of the Philippine Islands, and shall have such staff and assistants as the President may deem advisable and as may be appropriated for by Congress, including a financial expert, who shall receive for submission to the High Commissioner a duplicate copy of the reports of the insular auditor.
Página 3 - All citizens of the Philippine Islands shall owe allegiance to the United States. (2) Every officer of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, take and subscribe an oath of office, declaring, among other things, that he recognizes and accepts the supreme authority of and will maintain true faith and allegiance to the United States.
Página 326 - In the prosecution of the war against the Kingdom of Spain by the people of the United States in the cause of liberty, justice, and humanity, its military forces have come to occupy the Island of Puerto Rico.

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