Pedro Albizu Campos becomes president of the Nationalist Party.
He breaks with the traditional, moderate style of opposition. He denounces and directly
challenges the colonial regime. His strategy coincides with a rise in feelings for
independence and growing labor unrest.
The United States reacts to the Nationalist threat by appointing Blanton Winship
Governor of Puerto Rico, Elisha Francis Riggs Chief of Police, and Robert A. Cooper
Judge of the Tribunal of the United States in Puerto Rico. All are directly connected
with the American Armed Forces.