The Philippines is bordered by the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.It has three major island groups which are the Luzon, the largest island and where the capital is located; Visayan, and Mindanao. Eleven islands make up 94 percent of the Philippine landmass, and two of these--Luzon and Mindanao--measure 105,000 and 95,000 square kilometers, respectively. They, together with the cluster of the Visayan Islands that separate them, represent the three principal regions of the archipelago (many scattered islands in a large body of water) that are identified by the three stars on the Philippine flag. The climate is dry and hot from March to May and wet during typhoon season from June to October. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino although there are several other dialects. As with many formerly colonized nations English is the language used for most business and legal transactions. Cantonese, and Mandarin are spoken by older members of the Filipino-Chinese community. Most Filipinos belong to the Roman Catholic faith. Filipinos also practice Islam and Buddhism. Of the 70 million people residing in these islands, 70% are farmers making agriculture the most important economic activity.Many of the farmers do not own their own land and have to rent. A great portion of individual harvest are used to pay landlords. Typhoons, monsoons and volcanoes are among the natural disasters which greatly affect far.
Most people would say that if you obtained your education in the United States of America, then you got the best education of all. This is a fascinating idea but I absolutely disagree on this. I…
1302 American History
One of the most controversial events in the United States history is the occupation of the
philippines following the Spanish American War and the events surrounding it. This event did
not just affect the United States history but also the way other countries viewed us and even the
way Americans viewed the United States. Debates are still very prevalent and each side have
year strong arguments with many supporting details…
The Philippines is a very lively and cultural place
The Philippines is one of two predominantly Roman Catholic nations in Asia-Pacific, the other being East Timor.
Before the arrival of the Spaniards and the introduction of Roman Catholicism and Western culture in the 16th century, the people of the Philippines were a mixture of shamanistic Animism, Islam, Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.
The early music of the Philippines featured a mixture of Indigenous, Islamic and a variety…
government. In 1989 that is exactly what happened in the Philippines. Colonel Gregorio Honassan brought upward of 3,000 troops to organize multiple attacks on Camp Crame, Camp Aquinaldo, Fort Bonifacio, Cavite Naval Base, Villamor Air Base, and on Malacanon Palace. Aquino was not hurt in this attempted assault, mostly because of the US involvement. On the outside the Philippines had seemed to recover from this coup attempted almost succeeding. The Philippine government was able to capture the main leaders…
countries to work with each other cooperatively, boundaries and limitations must be established by each country so that others will know how to interact economically, socially, and militarily without making unapproved actions. As a leading empire, the United States. constituted that an ideological government should be democratic for liberty and freedom. Being involved in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II, the U.S. presidents at the time formulated their foreign policies and forms of…
d studying in
the United States. The film talks about crosscultural adaptation and culture shock, as one of
interviewee puts it, “felt like jumping to the cold water”.
In the first 15 minutes of the film, the initial focus was on the student’s emotional
experiences prior to arriving in the United States. Kikaya Karubi, who was one of the foreign
student said “I was lost...The system here is so different from the system at home”. For them,
arriving in the United States voyage to the unknown…
Belief in Cultural Superiority
Argue U.S. has duty to Christianize, civilize “inferior peoples”
William Seward- Secretary of State under Lincoln, Johnson.
In 1867, arranges purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
Has trouble convincing House to fund purchase.
Alaska called “Seward’s Icebox,” “Seward’s Folly”
Alaska rich in timber, minerals, oil.
The United States Takes Hawaii
Mid- 1800s, American-owned sugar plantations 75% of islands’ wealth.
Typhoons are known for their catastrophic damage to people, to homes, to economies, to government, and to the land they touch. When they barrel into an area, they rip the landscape apart; there is no stopping them. Severe weather conditions cause hurricanes, which ultimately become typhoons, and the effects are devastating. The most recent occurrence of a typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan, made a shocking impact on the Philippines. This Super Typhoon was a “category five” when first hit land…
protection to species in danger of “worldwide extinction” by prohibiting their importation and subsequent sale in the United States. This Act called for an international meeting to adopt a convention to conserve endangered species. One amendment to the Act changed its title to the Endangered Species Conservation Act.
In 1972, President Nixon declared that conservation efforts in the United States aimed toward preventing the extinction of species were inadequate and called on the 93rd Congress to develop…
America Becomes a World Power
America’s Foreign Policy, Isolationist or Expansionist?
Foreign policy = the way a country deals with other countries
The United States should stay out of other countries problems or issues.
It is wrong to invade and control other countries
The United States gaining control over other lands and using them to gain an empire
American borders already stretched from Atlantic to Pacific.
America bought Alaska from Russia.
It was time to look overseas…
the British had. China lost another war a couple years later. This forced china to sign Treaties ordering the opening of more ports and letting Christian missionaries in China. After china then lost again in the Sino-Japanese war of 1843, the United States asserted that Chinese trade would be open to everyone, called the Open Door Policy. Many Chinese were mad about the attendance of foreigners. This caused the Boxer Uprising in 1900. Even though the Boxers failed, nationalism grew.