Tutor profile: Crystal Y.
Subject: US Government and Politics
What is Puerto Rico's role in the US government?
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. They do not have federal representation in the US Congress but rather one non-voting member of the House of Representatives. Furthermore, residents of Puerto Rico are unable to vote for federal elected officials, like President.
Subject: Political Science
Which branch of government typically represents the United States in foreign relations matters?
Typically, foreign relations matters are handled by the executive branch. Though Congress is the only branch of government that can declare war, the vast majority of other foreign policy roles are tasked to the President. Over the decades, Congress has relinquished more power to the President in regards to foreign policy. Additionally, when it comes to negotiating treaties, it just simply is easier for one singular individual compared to the whole legislative branch.
Subject: US History
How has redlining affected the African American community?
Redlining was a method used by the public and private sectors to discriminate against African Americans to deny services that range from healthcare to homeowner loans. Through these processes, African Americans have been denied the ability to have flourishing communities, leading to further decay of neighborhoods, poor educational outcomes, and limitations on financial growth.
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