B. "We hold that the policy known as imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward militarism, an evil from which it has been our glory to be free....We maintain that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. We insist that the subjugation of any people is "criminal aggression" and open disloyalty to the distinctive principles of our government.
We earnestly condemn the policy of the present National Administration in the Philippines. It seeks to extinguish the spirit of 1776 in those islands...We denounce the slaughter of the Filipinos as a needless horror."
Question B. In the above Document, what is the meaning of "It seeks to extinguish the spirit of 1776 in those islands"?
A. The U.S. vowed never to give the Philippines its freedom.
B. The U.S. is undermining an independence movement that is like the American Revolution.
C. Self-government in the Philippines is inevitable.
D. The U.S. has the ability and the duty to educate Filipinos about self-government.