Asked by Ashley Poyser on Jul 10, 2024



In the Insular Cases, the Supreme Court

A) determined that Puerto Ricans and Filipinos would become U.S. citizens in 1904.
B) held that the Constitution did not fully apply to the territories acquired during the Spanish-American War.
C) determined that Puerto Ricans and Filipinos were entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens.
D) held that the annexation of the Philippines violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
E) ruled that the Foraker Act of 1900, which declared Puerto Rico an "insular territory," was unconstitutional.

Insular Cases

Series of cases between 1901 and 1904 in which the Supreme Court ruled that constitutional protection of individual rights did not fully apply to residents of “insular” territories acquired by the United States in the Spanish-American War, such as Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

U.S. Citizens

Individuals who hold citizenship in the United States, whether by birth or naturalization, granting them specific rights, privileges, and responsibilities under U.S. law.

Fourteenth Amendment

An amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1868, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, including formerly enslaved people, and providing all citizens with “equal protection under the laws.”

  • Interpret the rulings and implications of the Insular Cases pertaining to the territories acquired during the Spanish-American War.

Verified Answer

Jordan Smith

5 days ago

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The Insular Cases were a series of opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court in the early 1900s that held the Constitution did not automatically extend full coverage to all territories under American control, meaning that the newly acquired territories from the Spanish-American War, like Puerto Rico and the Philippines, did not have all the rights of states.