1) Jones-Shafroth Act (also known as The Jones Act) in 1917 states that all Puerto Ricans born on the island are indeed United States citizens. 2) Puerto Ricans (like other U.S. territories) do not have the same voting privileges as those who are born in The States. They cannot vote for the president of the United States. 3) However, Puerto Rico does have local elections for their own congress. They also follow their own constitution. 4) Even though English is learned in school, Spanish is still the main language used on the island. 5) Puerto Ricans are issued U.S. Passports. 6) In 1952, Puerto Rico became a commonwealth. 7) Puerto Rico still remains as an unincorporated, organized territory of the United States. However, its ambiguous status continues to spark political debates.