HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 15 no. 1-2 (1969)

The American Imperialist Policy in the Philippines and It’s Anti-Imperialist Reaction

Nicolas Protyniak

Discipline: History, Philippine History



The American-Philippine policy, like other expansive policies before and after the Spanish-American War, was not without its opposition coming from the prominent political and civil leaders, industrialists and business men, scientists and educators, writers and poets, and a considerable portion of more morally sensitive public in the country.  Not unlike in the past, the imperialist and anti-imperialist tendencies suggest a dialectical pattern in this struggle between those who placed territorial expansion at the top of the national priority as the most important imperative and “manifest” duty of the American people and those who resisted this expansion drive as being contrary to the spirit of the true Americanism, its philosophy and its liberal traditions.