President Roosevelt authorizes Philippine Home Rule and congratulates Manuel Quezon in Washington DC, U.S.
Washington DC USA Date:1935, March 23 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the recently formalized Philippine Constitution in Washington DC, United States. It had been formalized by a Constitutional Convention and approved in the Philippines on February 8, 1935. President Roosevelt at a desk as he signs the document, as required by the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934. Other officials stand behind the President. Philippine leader Manuel Quezon seated next to the President. President Roosevelt speaks from his desk. He congratulates the Filipino people for enacting a constitution for themselves. He says that after the ratification the people of the Philippines will have self government. Manuel Quezon shakes hands with the President and thanks him.
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