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Página 82 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.
Página 69 - All ports and places in the Philippine Islands in the actual possession of the land and naval forces of the United States will be opened to the commerce of all friendly nations. All goods and wares not prohibited for military reasons by due announcement of the military authority will be admitted upon payment of such duties and other charges as shall be in force at the time of their importation.
Página 40 - ... no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of the press...
Página 10 - Porto Rico and other islands now under Spanish sovereignty in the West Indies, and the island of Guam in the Marianas or Ladrones. ARTICLE III Spain cedes to the United States the archipelago known as the Philippine Islands...
Página 9 - the civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by the Congress.
Página 43 - Though the powers of the military occupant are absolute and supreme and immediately operate upon the political condition of the inhabitants...
Página 38 - these people are far superior in their intelligence and more capable of self-government than the natives of Cuba, and I am familiar with both races.
Página 26 - ... not to make war upon the inhabitants of Cuba, nor upon any party or faction among them, but to protect them in their homes, in their employments, and in their personal and religious rights.
Página 82 - And provided further. That no franchise shall be granted which is not approved by the President of the United States and is not in his judgment clearly necessary for the immediate government of the islands and indispensable for the interest of the people...
Página 69 - It will be the duty of the commander of the forces of occupation to announce and proclaim in the most public manner that we come not as invaders or conquerors, but as friends, to protect the natives in their homes, in their employments and in their personal and religious rights.