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William McKinley on the Philippines in 1899 State of the Union Address

December 5, 1899
From the earliest moment no opportunity was lost of assuring the people of the islands of our ardent desire for their welfare and of the intention of this Government to do everything possible to advance their interests. In my order of the 19th of May, 1898, the commander of the military expedition dispatched to the Philippines was instructed to declare that we came not to make war upon the people of that country, "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."
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William McKinley was the twenty-fifth president of the United States, serving from 1897 to 1901. He was assassinated by an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, in 1901 and succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt. During his time in office, McKinley oversaw the...