The World Almanac & Book of Facts

The World Almanac & Book of Facts

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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: ...service, and able to oass, unless a satisfactory certificate Is submitted, a careful examination In English grammar, English composition, English literature, algebra through quadratic equations, plane geometry', descriptive geography and the elements of physical geography, especially the geography of the United States, United States history, the outlines of general history. The Secretary of War is authorized to permit not exceeding four FillDlnos. to be designated, one for each class, by the Philippine Commission, to receive Instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point: Provided That the Filipinos undergoing instruction shall receive the same pay, allowances, and emoluments as are authorised by law for cadets at the Military Academy appointed from the United States, to be paid out of the same appropriations; And provided further. That said Filipinos undergoing instruction on graduation shall be eligible only to commissions In the Philippine Scouts: serve for eight years, unless sooner discharged. The course of Instruction, which Is quite thorough, requires four years, and la largely mathematical and proiesslonal. The principal subjects taught are mathematics, English, French, drawing, drill regulations of all arms of the service, natural and experimental philosophy, chemistry, chemical physics, mineralogy, geologv. electricity, history, international, constitutional, and military law. Spanish, civil and military engineering, art and scleace of war, and ordnance and gunnery. About one-fourth of those appointed usually fall to pass the preliminary examinations, and but little over one-half the remainder are finally graduated. The discipline Is very strict--even more so than in the army--and the enforcement of penalties more

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  • Paperback | 690 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,211g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647823
  • 9781236647825