Monday, March 24, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The Tydings-McDuffie Law

MARCH 24, 1934
The Tydings-McDuffie Law or the Philippine Independence Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Authored by U.S. Senator Millard Tydings (Democrat) of Maryland and Alabama Representative John McDuffie (Democrat), this U.S. federal law provided for the complete independence of the Philippine Islands. Earlier, Manuel L. Quezon headed a “Philippine Independence Mission” to Washington, D.C. to secure the act’s approval in Congress.

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