The 51st State?
Among the many founding principles of the United States, equal representation under the law has long been a significant priority to the foundation of our democracy. However, to this day there are American citizens under the sovereign jurisdiction of the United States who still do not have this right. Among these individuals are citizens of Puerto Rico. For years statehood has been proposed as a possible solution, albeit contentious.
Why Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island with a history closely linked to the European colonization of the Americas. The people of Puerto Rico officially became citizens of the United States as early as 1917, however Puerto Rico remains one of the few unincorporated U.S. territories.
- Review and analyze the fight for statehood in Puerto Rico.
- Articulate the significance of cultural and historical influence on statehood advocacy.
- Synthesize various arguments based on experience on site and individual research.
- Apply experience in Puerto Rico to studies and major coursework.
- Examine how culture and history impacts motivations and attitudes towards statehood in Puerto Rico.
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Yangshan Deep Water Port
The Yangshan Deep Water Port is one of the three major constituents of the Shanghai Port, one of the busiest port facilities in the world. Considered as the world’s largest deep water port, Yangshan is built on the islands of Greater and Lesser Yangshan and is connected to the mainland through the world’s largest sea bridge – Donghai Bridge.
The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District. From the 1860s to the 1930s, it was the rich and powerful center of the foreign establishment in Shanghai, operating as a legally protected treaty port.
A classical garden complete with period style buildings in central Shanghai. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities.
The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in the Qing dynasty. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three-quarters of which is water.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for a rich harvest.