7. SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Hawaii

The US and its Territories

American-Philippine Relations

Guam American Samoa US Virgin Islands Puerto Rico

William Howard Taft‘s served as first American  civilian governor of the Philippine Islands during the American occupation.  Subsequently he became Secretary of War in 1904.  In that capacity he visited Manila for the first meeting of the Philippine Assembly on October 16, 1907.  He is seen here with American officials and Filipino legislators in the background.

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