US Naval Gov. Willis Bradley creates a Bill of Rights for the CHamorus of Guam. Photograph courtesy of the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

US Naval Governor Bradley supported CHamoru aspirations for citizenship and self-government. Bradley proclaimed a Bill of Rights for the people of Guam without waiting for federal approval. Despite Bradley’s efforts, however, US citizenship and a bill of rights for CHamorus were not approved at the federal level.