Today in Philippine History, August 8, 1900, William J. Bryan condemned the American occupation of the Philippines

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William Jennings Bryan   
William Jennings Bryan in 1902 (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons).   
On August 8, 1900, William J. Bryan, US Democratic Party candidate for President, condemned the American occupation of the Philippines as a flagrant deviation from the most sacred American principles and traditions, saying:

"There can be no doubt that we did so we had full knowledge that they were fighting for their own independence, and I submit that history furnishes no example of greater turpitude than ours if we now substitute our yoke for the Spanish yoke".

Meanwhile, on this same day, in view of the American policy of attraction which has induced many guerrillas to surrender, General Aguinaldo tells his commanders in the field to "use their utmost endeavors to overcome the efforts of the North American Imperialists to subject our dear country" to slavery.

Reference:
Pambansang Komisyong Pangkasaysayan


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