Should it be granted statehood?

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Discussion type answer. Correct punctuation. 500 words, AP US HISTORY. Should peurto Rico gain statehood, argumentativ

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Should Puerto Rico gain statehood? Argumentative.
Is there a possibility that Puerto Rico could become the 51st state in the United States? This
question has pervaded mainstream media after Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly supporting
statehood in a referendum. People in Puerto Rico are American citizens but there is an inherent
notion that they are second class citizens who do not enjoy similar rights as individuals born in
the 50 American states. Despite being citizens, Puerto Ricans do not participate in voting for the
United States president and only slotted one congressional representative. Moreover, federal
funding to the island is minimal and they are exempt from federal inc...

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