Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday, March 24,1934

I went over to Gweyn's. Mother and Ruth Ray and Nadine and I went to the Food Show. Aunt Kate and Helen and Laten were there.

Senator Millard E. Tydings
One of the authors of the Tydings-McDuffie Act

The Tydings-McDuffie Act (officially the Philippine Independence Act; Public Law 73-127),
 approved on March 24, 1934, was a United States federal law which provided for self-
government of the Philippines and for Filipino independence (from the United States) after a
period of ten years. It was authored by Maryland Senator Millard E. Tydings and Alabama
Representative John McDuffie. During this time, the U.S. government would maintain
military and naval bases in the islands, Philippine court decisions were subject to review
by the U.S. Supreme Court, and tariffs would be imposted on Philippine sugar, coconut
oil and fibers in excess of specific quotas.

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