Puerto Rican Timeline

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Federico Degetau takes office in Washington

1901

First Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

Luis Muñoz Rivera and José de Diego founded the Unionist Party of Puerto Rico

1904

Founded to Fight against the Colonial Government

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt addressed the Puerto Rican Congress

1906

Recommended that Puerto Ricans should be made U.S. Citizens

President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to pass the Jones Act

1916

This act would allow Puerto Ricans to be made U.S. Citizens

Puerto Ricans made U.S. Citizens

1917

President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Act.

1917

It gave Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship and a bill of rights and also established a locally elected Senate and House of Representatives

Puerto Rico is made a non colonial territory

1954

Attack on the U.S. Congress

1954

Attack by Four nationalist, one being Lolita Lebron.

The Movement

1960 - 1980

Antonino Camacho Negron

1998

A Puerto Rican Nationalist