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  • First President Of The Philippine Republic
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    Spanish Colony 1565-1898 Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men. The Philippines were the death of Magellan. The expedition sighted the island of Samar on March 16, 1521. Magellan was welcomed by two Rajas, Kol ambu and Si agu. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed t...
  • Natives The Philippine War
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    The Philippine War I don't believe the Philippine War was justified. There are more ways than war to solve the annexation of the Philippines. I agree on some of the policies, but not all of the policies, that were in place during that time period. I believe the war was not justified for a number of reasons. The ratio of dead to wounded was higher than it was in the civil war which is considered one of the saddest wars in this country's history. In the civil war, the ratio was one wounded to five...
  • Progressive Idea Of Capitalism And Democracy
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    The American Empire started taking shape when the U.S. started enforcing the Monroe Doctrine in 1895, to assert its control over Latin America. America was just starting to build a navy that could compete with other world powers. It wouldn t have the chance to show off these powers until the Spanish-American War. America was outraged with the in humain way, Spain was treating the Cubans. Civilians were being locked up in prison camps and dying by the thousands, as punishment for a Cuban guerrill...
  • Mark Twain
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    Returning to the United States in October 1900 from nearly ten years living abroad, Mark Twain made what the New York Sun called a "startling" announcement. "I am an anti-imperialist", he declared. "I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land". With that statement, he launched an often intense personal campaign against the Philippine-American War and U.S. imperialism. Within months he was made a vice president of the Anti-Imperialist League, the organized opposition to the ...
  • Philippines During The Cold War
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    The Philippines During the Cold War: 1950 to 1990 We know of the Cold War as the conflict between the two superpowers, namely the United States and the Soviet Union, over ideological, political, economic and social differences. This 'conflict' that started in the February 1945 Yalta Conference resulted in forty years of tensions that constantly presented the threat of a nuclear war. The Cold War not only affected the two countries involved, but also all other sovereign states continually fearing...

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