Lord Mansfield (William Murray), Chief Justice of
King's Bench and developer of English commercial law, was born in
Scone, Scotland, on March 2, 1702.Learn more
about Lord Mansfield from the Biddle Law
Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
On March 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed
Act, granting Puerto Rico status a United State territory
and granting all of its residents U.S. citizenship. The Bill
furthermore constructed a government and bill of rights for the
island and allowed its residents to serve in the U.S.
the rights of Puerto Rico and its residents were further extended
when the island promulgated its own constitution.