Date Thesis Awarded


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Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




David Corlett

Committee Members

Richard Turits

Neil Norman


This paper discusses the American military government in the Philippine islands during the Philippine-American War. It examines the legal and political foundations of the American territory system and the Philippine islands place in the new American system. It then examines how the United States Army formed the colonial government by modifying the preceding Spanish colonial state through a series of General Orders that reshaped the municipal structure in the Philippine Islands. It then goes on to discuss Filipino nationalist responses to the new American government including the introduction of Amigo warfare and the American response through the use of forced internment camps for Filipino civilians. Finally, it briefly examines how the Military Government laid the foundations for American colonial administration in the Philippines.

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