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 Encyclopedia: Insular area
An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nation's federal district.
Insular area is the current generic term used by the U.S. State Department to refer to any commonwealth, freely associated state, possession or territory.
Goods manufactured in insular areas of the United States can be labeled "Made in the USA." The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co....
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A United States insular area from April 11, 1899, the Philippine Islands achieved commonwealth status on March 24, 1934 (Public Law 73-127), and remained as such until the United States recognized the Philippine Islands' independence and sovereignty as of July 4, 1946.
Currently, two United States insular areas are commonwealths, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico.
An unincorporated United States insular area, of which there are currently thirteen, three in the Caribbean (Navassa Island, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands) and ten in the Pacific (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, the Northern Mariana Islands and Wake Atoll).
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 faq1
A United States insular area from April 11, 1899, the Philippine Islands achieved commonwealth status on March 24, 1934 (Public Law 73-127), and remained as such until the United States recognized the Philippine Islands' independence and sovereignty as of July 4, 1946.
An unincorporated United States insular area, of which there are currently thirteen, three in the Caribbean (Navassa Island, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands) and ten in the Pacific (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, the Northern Mariana Islands and Wake Atoll).
The body of laws that the United Congress has enacted for the government of a United States insular area; it usually includes a bill of rights and the establishment and conditions of the insular area's tripartite government.
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 Letter from the office of insular affairs
A United States insular area from April 11, 1899, the Philippine Islands achieved commonwealth status on March 24, 1934 (Public law 73-127), and remained as such until the United States recognized the Philippine Islands' independence and sovereignty as of July 4, 1946.
Currently, two United States insular areas are commonwealths, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico.
Equivalent to territory, a United States insular area, of which only one exists currently, Palmyra Atoll, in which the United States Congress has applied the full corpus of the United States Constitution as it applies in several states.
www.ccalabama.org /insular_report.shtml   (2069 words)

  
 Insular area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nation's federal district.
Goods manufactured in insular areas of the United States can be labeled "Made in the USA."
Several islands in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea are considered insular areas of the United States:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Insular_area   (2069 words)

  
 Insular area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nation's federal district.
Several islands in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea are considered insular areas of the United States:
Insular area is the current generic term used by the U.S. State Department to refer to any commonwealth, freely associated state, possession or territory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Insular_area   (311 words)

  
 Insular area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nation's federal district.
Goods manufactured in insular areas of the United States can be labeled "Made in the USA."
Insular area is the current generic term used by the U.S. State Department to refer to any commonwealth, freely associated state, possession or territory controlled by the US government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/insular_area   (350 words)

  
 info: INSULAR AREA
An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nation's federal district.
Insular area is the current generic term used by the U.S. State Department to refer to any commonwealth, freely associated state, possession or territory.
Residents of insular areas are often U.S. citizens, although they do not pay American federal taxes and cannot participate in U.S. presidential elections nor elect voting members of the U.S. Congress.
www.info-vatican-city.com /Insular_area   (350 words)

  
 Commonwealth of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States.
Before 1935, the Philippines was an insular area with non-commonwealth status; it had been a U.S. territory since the 1898 Treaty of Paris, following Spain's loss of the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.
The Philippine government had its army drafted into the service of the United States, and the Japanese conquest precipitated the establishment of a Commonwealth government-in-exile upon the invitation of the United States government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines   (350 words)

  
 Delegate (United States Congress) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The District of Columbia, otherwise known as Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States, is technically a federal district—not a territory, commonwealth or insular area—but, for purposes of representatation in the House, is nevertheless entitled to a non-voting Delegate.
A Delegate to Congress is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected from a U.S. territory or from the District of Columbia.
In 1993, the 103rd Congress approved a rule change that allowed the four Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to vote on the floor of the House, but only in the Committee of the Whole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delegate_(United_States_Congress)   (489 words)

  
 Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Massachusetts (officially, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts) is a state in the New England region of the United States of America.
This is distinct from the U.S. federal government's use of the term "commonwealth" to refer to the status of certain insular areas such as Puerto Rico.
The United States Postal Service abbreviation for Massachusetts is MA and its traditional abbreviation is Mass.
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 Commonwealth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "commonwealth" is also used for the political relationship between the United States and the unincorporated territories of Puerto Rico and of the Northern Marianas (see: commonwealth (U.S. insular area)).
The Commonwealth of England was the official title of the political unit that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England under the rule of Oliver Cromwell.
While the term "commonwealth" has the same legal and economic meaning as "state," the four regions that chose to designate themselves commonwealths probably did so as a reference to the earlier Commonwealth period in England which ended in 1660, when that nation was not ruled by a king.
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 Political Types
An unincorporated United States insular area, of which there are currently thirteen, three in the Caribbean (Navassa Island, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands) and ten in the Pacific (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, the Northern Mariana Islands and Wake Atoll).
Equivalent to Territory, a United States insular area, of which only one territory exists currently, Palmyra Atoll, in which the United States Congress has applied the full corpus of the United States Constitution as it applies in the several States.
An unincorporated United States insular area for which the United States Congress has not enacted an organic act.
www.doi.gov /oia/Islandpages/political_types.htm   (553 words)

  
 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is unusual in that it is the first Overseas Commonwealth Territory of the United States, and although Spanish is the island's first language, English is widely spoken and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.
Puerto Rico is one of the larger islands of the West Indies, and the commonwealth also includes several small islands, such as Culebra, Mona, and Vieques.
Puerto Rico’s Spanish heritage is preserved in many sites in San Juan, especially in the insular part of the city known as Old San Juan.
www.caribbeantown.com /puerto_rico.htm   (553 words)

  
 Commonwealth - Freepedia
The term "commonwealth" is also used for the political relationship between the United States and the unincorporated territories of Puerto Rico and of the Northern Marianas ( see: commonwealth (U.S. insular area)).
The Commonweath's membership involves both republics and monarchies: the head of the Commonwealth of Nations is Queen Elizabeth II, who reigns as monarch directly in a number of states, notably the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica, Australia and New Zealand, among others.
The commonwealth introduced a doctrine of religious tolerance, had its own parliament Sejm (although elections were restricted to the gentry or szlachta) and elected kings, who were bound to certain contracts Pacta conventa from the beginning of the reign.
en.freepedia.org /Commonwealth.html?PHPSESSID=27927dee207c10f9b438f7db...   (553 words)

  
 Articles - Commonwealth
Insular Territories - "Commonwealth" is also used in the U.S. to describe the political relationship between the United States and the overseas unincorporated territories of Puerto Rico and of the Northern Marianas (see: commonwealth (U.S. insular area)).
While the term "commonwealth" has the same legal and economic meaning as "state," the four regions that chose to designate themselves commonwealths probably did so as a reference to the earlier Commonwealth period in England which ended in 1660, when that nation was not ruled by a king.
www.epsona.com /articles/Commonwealth   (1013 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: San Jose, California
The myriad political divisions of the United States include (but are not limited to) states, territories, counties, townships, cities, the federal district, possessions and insular areas, embassies and consulates, Indian reservations, military installations, conservation districts and non-municipal special-purpose districts like public authorities, school districts and utilities districts.
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America.
A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/San-Jose,-California   (1013 words)

  
 Juan N. Babauta - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Juan Nekai Babauta (born September 7 1953, in Tapanag, Saipan) is current governor of the Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-- a United States insular area in the Western Pacific.
He is currently seeking re-election in the upcoming 2005 Gubernatorial elections under the Republican Party banner.
Juan N. Babauta - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Juan_N._Babauta   (147 words)

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