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History of Puerto Rico - 1900 - 1949
Enter the Foraker Act of 1900. This legislative piece created a local government for Puerto Ricans, giving them what they wanted. Well, sort of. There would be a governor of the island who would be guided and directed by a two-part legislative branch, just like the U.S. Congress. This executive would have all of the power. Puerto Ricans were to be citizens of Puerto Rico, too, not of the U.S. Additionally, certain voters would elect a Resident Commissioner that was allowed into the U.S. House of Representatives, though he or she had no voting or speaking power.
Puerto Rico's History 1900 - 1949 1900
The Foraker Act of 1900 allowed Puerto Rico a limited civilian popular government that included US appointed and first civilian governor Charles Herbert Allen, an executive council with more than 11 members, the House of Representatives, a judicial system modeled after the US judicial system, a non-voting resident commissioner in congress and of course a United States District Court in Puerto Rico. The executive council, the Supreme Court, the Chief of Police were all appointed by the US government. Voting rights were limited to those who could read and write and paid taxes. The Foraker Act was a law intended for the US government to control Puerto Rico politically.