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4 American Opinion on Puerto Rico Becoming the 51st State

For the last few decades, the question of “Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state?” has been the topic of conversation among Americans.

Recently, men and women met in an online discussion and revealed their thoughts on granting Puerto Rico statehood.

Puerto Rico Becoming the 51st State


According to many Puerto Ricans, the island is split 50/50 between wanting to become a U.S. state and maintaining its commonwealth status.

1. Sarasota, Florida

One enterprising person has a solution that would make Puerto Rico an official state. “We should stick with 50 states,” explains one man.

2. The Combine-the-Dakotas Plan

Many people believe that, based on the current political climate in the United States, granting Puerto Rico statehood will become a hot-button political issue.

3. Politics Make the Situation Hazy

One person argues that the commonwealth needs to be in a healthier position to become a state, as economic hardships have plagued the small island recently.

4. Puerto Rico Has Faced Economic Hardships

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