Inauguration Ceremonies, March 4, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

Inauguration Ceremonies, March 4, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Inauguration Ceremonies, March 4, 1909 After the Spanish War President mckinley appointed Mr. Taft Governor of the Philippines. The annals of colonial administration of all nations can be searched in vain to find any man who did better a more difficult and important work than that which it became Mr. Taft's duty to do during the next four years. His indefatigable industry, his broad sympathy, his energy, his fearlessness, his generosity, and his ability to see and do justice, combined to render him able to perform a service such as no other man could have performed. He showed not one particle of sentimental sympathy with wrong doers; he did not hesitate to sanction the use of force whenever it was needed; and yet he made it evident that his purpose was to do credit to the United States by administering the Philippine Islands in the interest of the Filipinos themselves. They have since repeatedly shown their intense devotion to him; and it has been well warranted, for no people in their condition have ever had a stauncher, wiser or more effi cient friend. He looked out for the material well-being of the Islanders, and he also started them on the difficult path of self-government, arranging the conditions so that the young generation had the chance to go to school, and the older men the chance actually to try to govern themselves, first in their local bodies and finally in a legislative assembly. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243083394
  • 9780243083398