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American Citizenship Day 2024: Date, History, Significance

Every year, American Citizenship Day is observed on March 2 in Puerto Rico to commemorate the day that Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act and granted statutory U.S. citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico on this day.

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Which is Puerto Rico a national language?

It has two national languages — English and Spanish.

Can Americans visit Puerto Rico?

U.S. citizens can visit Puerto Rico without a visa or passport.

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