Flag in Flag in 18951873-1875 (same flag today)
After Puerto Rico became a possession of theUnited States, they assumed the role of takingcare of these “inferior people”.
General Nelson A. Miles-• Moved 3,300 soldiers into Puerto Rico and took the land; sued by the Spanish government.
Manuel Macías y Casado• Governor- General of Puerto Rico• Declared Martial Law to resist the American forces• Wanted Puerto Ricans to stay loyal to the Spanish Crown
DR. PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS• President of Nationalist Party• “Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement”
William T. Sampson• Commanded blockade of the San Juan harbor
Quotes*• “Providence will not permit that in these countries which were discovered by the Spanish nation the echo of our language should ever cease to be heard, nor that our flag should disappear before the eyes... Long live Puerto Rico, always Spanish. Long live Spain.” –Manuel• “So it is now. We cannot avoid the responsibilities that confront us in Hawaii, Cuba, [Puerto] Rico and the Philippines.... The timid man, the lazy man, the man who distrusts his country, the over-civilized man, who has lost the great fighting, masterful virtues, the ignorant men, and a man of dull mind, whose soul is incapable of feeling the mighty life that thrills „strong men with empires in their brains‟” - Theodore Roosevelt