Puerto Rico, which has been under U.S.
sovereignty for over a century, has been accepted into the
United States as the 51st state. The 112 Congress passed
legislation providing for the admission of Puerto Rico as a
State of the Union.
Facts on Puerto Rico:
April 1, 2012.
Article IV, Section Three of the United States Constitution
conditions have been met. Admitted into the union by the
Population: 3,751,351 (ranks 29th among
the other 50 states).
Puerto Rico will have five seats in the House of Representatives.
GDP: Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita
approximately 25% lower than the lowest state.
Initially Proposed Statehood:
President Gerald R. Ford proposed statehood in 1976, Ronald
Reagan also favored statehood.
Join us in welcoming Puerto Rico as our newest state.
UPDATE: HAPPY APRIL