9 Tenn. J. L. & Pol'y 433 (2013-2014)
Incorporating the Lonely Star: How Puerto Rico Became Incorporated and Earned a Place in the Sisterhood of States

handle is hein.journals/tjrlp9 and id is 670 raw text is: Spring 20141 Volume 9 1 Issue 3
Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy 433
STUDENT SHOWCASE ARTICLE
Incorporating the Lonely Star: How Puerto Rico
Became Incorporated and Earned a Place in the
Sisterhood of States
By: Willie SantanaI
In the prosecution of the war
against   . . Spain by the
people of the United States in
the cause of liberty, justice,
and humanity, its military
forces have come to occupy
the island of Puerto Rico.
They    come   bearing   the
banner of freedom .... They
bring you the fostering arm
of a   free  people, whose
greatest power is in its justice
and humanity to all those
living within its fold.2
Major General Nelson A. Miles, Commander of U.S.
Forces in Puerto Rico, in a proclamation issued in 1898
upon the American invasion of the island.
' Mr. Santana is a third-year law student at the University of Tennessee
College of Law and a native of Puerto Rico. He thanks his wife Kara
for her support, and Professor Ben Barton for his encouragement and
guidance in researching and writing this paper.
2 FRENCH ENSOR CHADWICK, THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
AND SPAIN: THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, Vol. II, 297 (1911).

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