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Congressional Research Service Issues In Focus White Paper on Statehood Process & Political Status of U.S. Territories
June 07, 2024
WASHINGTON, June 7 -- The Congressional Research Service issued the following In Focus white paper (No. IF11792) on June 6, 2024, by American national government specialist R. Sam Garrett:

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Statehood Process and Political Status of U.S. Territories: Brief Policy


Proposals to admit new states to the union are as old as the republic. A larger United States was contemplated at least as early as 1787, with enactment of the Northwes . . .

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