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Migration of Puerto Ricans into the United States

I need help getting started with this journal.

Identify and describe which, if any of these creation and consequence situations the group has faced:

*Creation: migration, annexation, or colonization
*Consequences: extermination, expulsion, secession, segregation, fusion, or assimilation

*Write a fictional, first-person account of the creation and consequence situations of a subordinate group in the United States in the form of a 700-1,500 word journal.
*Describe, as if you were a member of that subordinate group, where the group originated, how it came to the United States and one or two locations in the United States where members of your group live. Be creative in your fictional descriptions, but accurate with your facts. Search the internet: of particular usefulness is the PEOPLE section of the U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder Web at http://factfinder.census.gov/

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To answer this question we need to first look at some history between Puerto Rico and the United States, and then find some personal accounts of Puerto Rican immigrants to inspire your "journal entry."

The island came under US control during the Spanish-American war in 1898. Migration of Puerto Ricans into the United States began before the war and occurred in three major waves. According to http://www.trincoll.edu/~tosorio/puerto.htm these happened in the late 1840, again around 1910-1940 and another large wave after the Vietnam War in the 1960's. The passage of the Jones Act (1917) granted US citizenship to Puerto Ricans, ...

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The solution gives ideas and web sites to use in order to write a fictional journal about the migration of Puerto Ricans into the United States and some of the problems they encountered. The text contains 370 words.

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