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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Joseph Cannon re: problems facing the Philippines after six years of war

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06649.01 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Manila, Philippines Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1902/11/28 Pagination: 6 p. 26.7 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Discusses problems in the Philippines after six years of war with the United States and recommends U.S. aid.

Background Information:

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: PresidentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsSpanish American WarMilitary HistoryAustralia and Pacific IslandsGovernment and CivicsFinance

Sub Era: Empire Building

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