The philippine government system during the american period

The Filipino political genius was best reflected in an extralegal institution—the political party. Armythat Aguinaldo "has declared himself Dictator and President, and is trying to take Manila without our assistance", opining that that would not be probable but, if done, would allow him to antagonize any U.

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A while later, as part of the Tydings—McDuffie Act that granted the Philippines its independence, Congress cleared the way for the Philippines to assume the role of a completely unaffiliated trading partner. He believed that courting men of such stature would help end the Philippine-American War and convince the rest of the population to cast their lot with the United States.

The first party, the Federal Partywas U. Their attitude is well illustrated by the following extract from a telegram sent by Colonel Cailles to Aguinaldo on January 10,"Most urgent.

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Eventually, Senator James Clarke of Arkansas offered an amendment to give the Philippines its independence in four years or less. On August 13 Admiral Dewey and General Merritt informed their superiors of this and asked how far they might proceed in enforcing obedience in the matter.

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It was one thing to capture the islands, but another thing entirely to set up a working administration. Cameron Forbes, both opponents of independence, Harding assured the Resident Commissioners that he would make no policy decision until the commission submitted its report. The National Election had made Manuel L. As a coalition of U. Harding took office. Use whatever means in your judgment are necessary to this end. Miller assumed that it was for distribution and, unaware that a politically bowdlerized version had been sent to Aguinaldo, published it in both Spanish and Tagalog translations which eventually made their way to Aguinaldo. In a session between September 15 and November 13, , the Malolos Constitution was adopted. Unlike the GOP, which saw huge economic possibilities in the Philippines but believed the territory needed to be carefully tutored in self-government, the Democratic Party had been on the record since as being firmly against acquiring the Philippines. In the initial years of U. In , on the eve of the opening of the Philippine assembly, the two main blocs pushing for immediate independence merged to form the Partido Nacionalista Nationalist Party. Most middle-class aspirants for political leadership adjusted to the values and the practices of the existing power elite. The third government that was established by the Americans is the Commonwealth Government in pursuant to the act of the Congress of the United States on the 24th day of March year ; this is also known as the Tydings-McDuffie Law.

However, the agreement was ignored by the insurgents and on the evening of February 4 another demonstration was made on one of our small outposts, which occupied a retired position at least yards within the line which had been mutually agreed upon, an insurgent approaching the picket and refusing to halt or answer when challenged.

This government had executive, legislative as well as judicial powers. Pilar added, however, that if the Spaniards should fall back on the walled city and surrender Santa Ana to himself, he would hold it with his own men. On January 1,news had come to Washington from Manila that American forces which had been sent to Iloilo under the command of General Marcus Miller had been confronted by 6, armed Filipinos, who refused them permission to land.

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