The Legacy Of Carlos Marcos Essay

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“Intro”

Ferdinand Marcos His full name is Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr., he was born in 1917 in the town of Sarrat in Ilocos Norte, a region of the Luzon island in the Philippines. His parents, Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin were both teachers from high-status families. In 1925, his father became a congressman. He then surrounded* his children in the political world and thought them to be competitive from a very young age.
Ten years later, Mariano Marcos lost to Julio Nalundasan in a congressional election. Mariano’s opponent was killed on that night by Ferdinand Marcos. In 1939, following his father’s steps, Ferdinand Marcos graduated from the University of the Philippines in law* but, before he graduated, he was found guilty of Nalundasan’s murder. This didn’t stop him from graduating but, he could not take his oath to become a lawyer. Marcos spent his first six months in jail writing his appeal for a new trial at the supreme court. In 1940, Marcos finally had his appeal*, in which they let him defend himself even if he wasn’t officially a lawyer. The judge (who was said to be influenced by Marcos’ godfather, Judge Chua) decided to throw out Maros’ case and let him free*. On his first day as a free man, he returned to the supreme court and took his oath to become a lawyer*.
On December 30th 1965, he became the 10th president of the Philippines. His term ended in 1972 but, he was reelected the same year, making him the first president of the Philippines to be…

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