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By: Dandy L.

Velasquez

April 28, 1888

Rizal first saw America on April 28, 1888.


His arrival in the great country was marred by racial prejudice.

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Arrival in San Francisco


Belgic

This steamer, with Rizal on board, docked at San Francisco on Saturday morning, April 28, 1888.

agencies that certified Belgic is free from cholera epidemic:


The American consul of Japan The British governor of Hong Kong

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Arrival in San Francisco

All passengers were not allowed to land because the American health authority placed the ship under quarantine on the ground that it came from the Far East where cholera epidemic was alleged to be raging.
Rizal was surprised because there is no outbreak of the disease in the Far East, thus he joined other passengers in protest.

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643 Chinese coolies

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643 Chinese coolies boarded the ship


Chinese

coolies

They are unskilled oriental laborer They were displacing white laborers in railroad construction camp.
The

reason for placing the ship under quarantine was motivated by politics.

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But Rizal was questioning how come 700 bolts of silk were unloaded without fumigation.
After a week Rizal together with other first class passengers were permitted to land. But

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Chinese and Japanese


The

passengers of the second and thirdclass accommodations who were forced to remain on board for a longer quarantine period.

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Rizal in San Francisco


On

Friday afternoon, May 4, 1888, the day Rizal was permitted to go ashore, he was registered at Palace Hotel, which was considered as a first-class hotel in the city ($4 a day).

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Rizal in San Francisco


Market

Street

The best street in San Francisco according to Rizal.

Chapter 13: Rizals Visit to the United States (1888)

Rizal in San Francisco


Leland

Stanford

A millionaire senator representing California in the U.S. Senate at that time. He was the founder and benefactor of Standford University at Palo Alto, California.

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Rizal in San Francisco


Rizal

stayed in San Francisco for two days May 4 to 6, 1888. Cleveland

Grover

The president of the United States at that time.

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Across the American Continent

From May 6, 1888 Sunday, 4:30 P.M. to May 13, 1888 Sunday, at 11:10 A.M.

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Across the American Continent


Oakland first stop via ferryboat Via train Sacramento

where he ate his supper 75cents and slept at his couch. where he had his breakfast

Reno, Nevada - the Biggest Little City

Utah

where he saw Mormons, thickly populated


a lot of snow and pine trees

Colorado

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Nebraska Omaha City

as big as San

Francisco

Missouri River

twice as big as Pasig River


a lot of Indians in cigar stores where he saw the Hudson River

Chicago

Albany

New York

which he considers a big city Where he stayed for three days

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He left the United States on May 16, 1888 for Liverpool, London on board the City of Rome, the second largest ship in the world. Great Eastern largest ship in the world during his time.

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George

Washington

a great man who, Rizal think, has no equal in his country The 1st president of the US.

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Rizals Impression of America

GOOD IMPRESSIONS
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The material progress of the country as shown in the great cities, huge farms, flourishing industries, and busy factories; The drive and the energy of the American people; The natural beauty of he land; The high standard of living The opportunities for better life offered to poor immigrants.

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Rizals Impression of America

BAD IMPRESSIONS

Non-existence of true civil liberty, as Negro cannot marry an American and vice versa. The existence of racial prejudice as shown in their hatred of the Chinese, Japanese and Negroes. The valuing of money over human life Lack of racial equality.

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The land par excellence of freedom but only for the whites.
- Rizal said this to Jose Alejandrino, an engineering student form Belgium

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When does Rizal first saw America? When does Rizal first able to land in America? What place in America does Rizal first land? What is the name of the steamer which Rizal boarded in going to America? What are the two (2) agencies that certified Belgic is free from cholera epidemic? All passengers were not allowed to land because the American health authority placed the ship under quarantine on the ground that it came from the Far East where _______ _______ was alleged to be raging. How many Chinese coolies boarded the ship? Who are the displacing white laborers in railroad construction camp? Who are the passengers of the second and third-class accommodations who were forced to remain on board for a longer quarantine period? What hotel in America did Rizal register? Who is the millionaire senator representing California in the U.S. Senate at that time (Rizals visit to the US). Who is the founder and benefactor of Standford University at Palo Alto, California? Who is president of the United States at that time? What place is known as the Biggest Little City? What is the largest ship in the world during his time?