The Philippines and Filipinos

The Philippines and Filipinos

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the American Republic because it emancipated and redeemed their fatherland, and set them in the pathway of the world's best civilization." Addressing the people of Minnesota on the return of the famous Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteers from their hard service in the Philippines, in the fall of 1899, he said: "That congress will provide for them a government which will bring them blessings, which will promote their material interests as well as advance their people in the path of civilization and intelligence, I confidently believe. They will not be governed as vassals, or serfs, or slaves. They will be given a monument of liberty, regulated by law, honestly administered, without oppressing exactions, taxation without tyranny, justice without bribe, education without distinction of social condition, freedom of religious worship, and protection in 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'." The far-seeing policy of President McKinley, as set forth in these extracts, is worthy of note. Every prediction contained in them has come true, arid every promise he made the Philippine people on behalf of the United States, has been faithfully kept. CHAPTER II CIVIL GOVERNMENT AMERICAN GOVERNORS The battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898, left the bay and the harbor in Commodore Dewey's possession, and the City of Manila--the capitol of the Archipelago--at the mercy of his guns. The capitulation of the Spanish garrison at Manila, August 13, 1898, let the government pass into the hands of General Wesley Merritt, Major General United States Volunteers, who had reached the islands--July 25, preceding. General Merritt having been ordered to Paris to confer with the Peace Commissioners, he was succeeded in command by MajorGeneral Elwell S. Otis, August 29, 1898....
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236673638
  • 9781236673633