Jones Law

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"In the Philippines, he [Woodrow Wilson] ended military rule and replaced many mainland officials with Filipinos. In 1916 he hesitantly agreed to support a bill to set the colony free in four years. It passed in the Senate by a single vote but died in the House. In its place, Congress passed a weaker and vaguer bill, promising the Philippines liberty whenever it achieved that all-important but conspicuously undefined condition of “stable government.”"

Daniel Immerwahr. How to Hide an Empire (Locais do Kindle 1855-1858). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Edi...

The Jones Law of 1916. Official Gazette.

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