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

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Considers to provide independence for Puerto Rico.
 

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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 5 - Act the President of the United States shall by proclamation withdraw and surrender all right of possession, supervision, jurisdiction, control, or sovereignty then existing and exercised by the United States in and over the territory and people of the Philippine Islands, including all military and other reservations of the Government of the United States...
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 7 - He shall be the representative of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands and shall be entitled to official recognition as such by all departments upon presentation to the President of credentials signed by the Chief Executive of said government.
Página 310 - 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 bestow upon you the immunities and blessings of the liberal institutions of our government.
Página 2 - Philippines, its provinces, cities, municipalities, and instrumentalities, which shall be valid and subsisting at the time of the final and complete withdrawal of the sovereignty of the United States...
Página 3 - States. (12) The Philippine Islands recognizes the right of the United States to expropriate property for public uses, to maintain military and other reservations and armed forces in the Philippines, and, upon order of the President, to call into the service of such armed forces all military forces organized by the Philippine government...
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.

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