Spanish American War
- University of California - Los Angeles
- Asian American Studies
- Asian American Studies 10
- Spanish American War
Last Modified: 2011-06-26
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- US Navy from 1898-1941
- 1904-1951: US Naval base Pago Pago
- US navy used harbor as a kidn of provision, a place to monitor, while Chinese exclusion act was going on, Navy practiced irrigation
- Front seats of theater were resreved for whites, American, mlitary, and in back a rope that seperated white military from Samoans
- US form relationship with families, chiefs, and as a result, a lot of Samoans migrate to Hawaii then US
- The US Congress retains absolute control, or "plenary" power, over these territories (grants the president absolute power, essentially Congress has full power)
- Birth in US territory does not always guarantee American citizenship
- None of the US territories have voting delegates in Congress (no voting power)
- None of the territories have sovereign independent states (ambigious territories, US does not have full legal-political control over military)
- 1899-1935 occupation
- Chinese Exclusion Act: Early 1900s large Filipino migraiton
- 1910: estimated that Filipino California US - 400 People
- By 1930, 45,000 (many young, single men who were service workers, laborers, farmers, fishing)
- Not simply passive laborers, desired better working conditions
- Seen as a threat to white farmers, so in 1930s, government enacted legal measures to Filipinos and work
- 1935: Philippines became a commonwealth, US says "we want you to be your government and independent"
- Restricted Filipino immigration and prevented comptetition between Philippine goods and US goods
- Toyota, GM: Oriental threat
- US felt it could not defend the military for Philippines, so 1930s: Japan was becoming a modernized state, US feared it could not protect
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