Should Puerto Rico become a state

Allison Jordan, Hunter Pritt, Shawn Webb, Derek Perry, Makaylah Keith, Kaitlyn Ennis, Aaron Williams

Facts behind the Issue

Our Poll results :

50.4% yes

49.5% no

Reasons why PR should become a state:

they are an U.S. territory

They have all rights of American citizens except for the right to vote

It could expand our economy

More potential tax revenue


Reasons for the opposition :

odd number of 51

With potential tax revenue you increase potential welfare abuse

Many Puerto Ricans who favor statehood already live in U.S. states.

not apart of the continental 48

changing the flag

Puerto Ricans could be against the culture changes and want to preserve their heritage

poverty rate of 45.6%  potentially increasing the national debt

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