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    333 years Spain controlled the Philippines as of her colonial Empire. The Pilipino people made multiple attempts to free themselves. They failed. In January 1889 the USS Maine was ordered to Cuba to protect US interests. On February 16th 1889, shortly after her arrival, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor killing over 250 men. The US was quick to blame Spain for the explosion. US citizens were whipped into an Anti-Spanish hysteria. Despite President McKinley’s desire to avoid war, the yellow press continued to feed American Citizens anti Spanish news. Though President…

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    What do people think of when someone tells them of the Philippine War? Most will respond with “the Philippines and Americans fighting with each other” not exactly there’s way more than that to even begin with. Before the Philippine American War started we were at war with Spain for no more than four months. Firstly, Spain didn’t want war with any country whatsoever, Later Spain promised Washington to end all concentration camps and make peace with them. But the United States didn’t buy…

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    think small in any aspects. According to him, we can see this heritage of smallness in these three points: Commerce and Industry, Politics and Government, and History and Culture. In his essay, he mentioned the state of commerce and industry of the Philippines. Nowadays, there are many Filipinos that worked full-time in order to have something to eat for the day. They will do everything even though even if their life is at risk. Sadly, the work that they are doing just results to a small…

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    In the Philippines, finding food in most areas has never been a true issue due to the diverse geography of the area and large waters. There are three seasons in the Philippines: a rainy monsoon season, which is followed by moderate temperatures, and finally a season of dry conditions. The rainy monsoon season begins in May or June and ends in October. Although this monsoon season can be damaging, it is necessary in order to grow crops such as rice. Next, the moderate temperatures last until late…

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    This investigation resulted in a thirty- nine- page report by HRW that condemned the Philippine government for failing to protect children who are forced by poverty to work in small-scale gold mines and refocused international attention to the exploitation of child labor in the Philippines. (2016). they also took statistics and the number of children that are in the child labor is very outrageous. People need to open their eyes because that’s a lot of children working in these poor conditions…

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    The Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War have often been categorized as either where the United States went wrong and became an imperialist power or where it went right and exerted its right to protect and promote democratic values. Historically the literature about United States involvement in the Spanish-American War has been to commemorate 1898 as the moment in which the nation first projected itself as a world power. The year 1898 was a watershed moment in history, it has…

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    16th President of the Philippines, as what is described as a “landslide” victory with over 16 million votes (around 39% of total votes cast, more than 6 million votes ahead of his closest rival), both his actions and words has brought the Republic of the Philippines to the spotlight numerous times (Cruz, 2016). From comparing himself to Hitler, to cursing Obama “putangina” (literally means whore-mother, “figuratively” calling Obama “son of a bitch”), Duterte certainly made himself stand out from…

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    During World War II, some things changed, because there was a manual labor shortage and immigrants were demanded. The farming area raising alfalfa, flax, and other vital war crops seriously short of farm labor and the solution was to allow Mexicans to help. Henry Frauenfelder understood Mexican “help was absolutely necessary to harvest vitally essential war crops” and even wanted “deportation be stayed temporarily or until authority for legal entry can be secured”. Then congressional efforts…

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    and the importance of respecting human rights, countries, like the Philippines, were able to overcome their ruthless leaders by generating nonviolent movements, eventually resulting in the end of communism. With the influence of the media and the Catholic Church, the Filipino community successfully eliminated the infamous dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, by relying on independent organizations such as JAJA and NAMFREL, and civil disobedience campaigns.…

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    Spanish-American War was started when the United States declared war on Spain when Spain did not give independence to its countries they ruled. The United States joined with the rebels and fought with Spain to give the countries the independence and peace they deserved. Since the Spaniards greatly outnumbered the Americans, they thought for sure they were going to win and keep their countries in their hands. Unfortunately for Spain, their troops surrendered to the Americans. On December 10,…

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