AA187C � Week 4 Lecture 1 - AA187C Week 4 Lecture 1...

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AA187C – Week 4 Lecture 1 29/01/2008 14:10:00 Petition of 1902 Written by 32 politically elite Chamorros, and referring to the navy government in  Guam, the petition read in part: “A military government at best is distasteful and highly repugnant to the  fundamental principles of civilized government, and peculiarly so to those on which is  based the American Government…” Guam remains to this day, an American colony – they are considered American  citizens, but do not have the power to vote for the presidency or governmental positions // America Samoa The U.S. Navy controlled America Samoa just like Guam They wanted a deep sea harbor (Pago Pago) The U.S. Naval Government – they were the first colonial power They wanted to implement President McKinley’s policies In order to cultivate good relations, they decided that it was best to appoint  American-educated Samoans in positions of importance Receiving an American education does not make you a chief And the education that wanted to give, was elemtary education (sewing=women,  carpentry=men) And those who were educating them were sailors, people with little education Navy also practiced racial segregation In theaters, the front seats were reserved for American military personnel and  the it was roped to restrict them to sit in the back of the theater
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Spanish-American War also affected the islands (Hawaii) Similar to Guam and Samoa: U.S. sought control in order to establish naval harbors, trade networks Different from Guam and Samoa: Hawaii held greater economic, political and military interest for the U.S.
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