Puerto Rico: U.S. Acquisition & Rule


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Puerto Rico belonged to which country before it was ceded to the United States?

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1. Which act normalized American trade operations in Puerto Rico?

2. In what year did Puerto Ricans gain a restricted form of American citizenship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your level of understanding of the acquisition of Puerto Rico. You can expect to be evaluated on the year Puerto Rico became a commonwealth and the percentage of Puerto Ricans that want full independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to test yourself on:

  • The act that enacted trade with Puerto Rico
  • The percentage of Puerto Ricans who want independence
  • When Puerto Rico became a commonwealth
  • Which country Puerto Rico belonged to before the United States
  • What year Puerto Ricans gained restricted citizenship from the U.S.

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Puerto Rico
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the act that made trade possible with Puerto Rico
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year Puerto Ricans gained restricted U.S. citizenship

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge of Puerto Rico, go over the lesson titled Puerto Rico: U.S. Acquisition & Rule. The following objectives can be located in this lesson:

  • Identify the name of the war that resulted in the U.S. gain of Puerto Rico
  • Review the location of Puerto Rico
  • Learn about the most popular traded goods that are produced in Puerto Rico
  • Recall what the Jones Act gave Puerto Ricans