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  • 1. Rizal’s Visitto the UnitedStates (1888)
  • 2.  Rizal first saw America on April 28, 1888. His arrival in this great country was marred by racial prejudice. He saw the discriminatory treatment of the Chinese and the Negros by the white Americans.
  • 3.  Saturday,April 28, 1888- The steamer Belgic docked at San Francisco. American health authorities did not let the passengers to land for one week because of the rumored cholera epidemic.
  • 4.  Rizal knew there was no cholera epidemic that time and he protest with other passengers the unjustifiable actions of American authorities. Hesoon discovered that it was motivated by politics and the ship was carrying 643 Chinese coolies.
  • 5.  May 4, 1888 – The day he was permitted to go ashore and registered at the Palace Hotel which was then considered a first- class hotel in the city. May 4 to 6, 1888 – Rizal stayed in San Francisco.
  • 6.  May 6, 1888 – it was Sunday, 4:30 P.M., Rizal left San Francisco for Oakland, nine miles across San Francisco Bay, by ferry boat. May 7, 1888 – it was morning, Rizal awoke and had a good breakfast at Reno, Nevada, now glamorized by American high-pressure propaganda as “The Biggest Little City in the World”.
  • 7.  From May 7 to May 13, Rizal wrote in his diary the beautiful memories from Nevada, Chicago until he reached Albany.
  • 8. Oakland Sacramento RenoOmaha Denver Ogden Chicago Boston AlbanyCrossed Hudson River
  • 9.  May 13, 1888 – it was Sunday morning when Rizal reached New York. He stayed three days in this city, which he called the “big town”. May 16, 1888 – Rizal left New York for Liverpool on board the City of Rome. Rizal saw the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe Island.
  • 10. The good impressions were:1) The material progress of the country as shown in the great cities, huge farms, flourishing industries, and busy factories;2) The drive and the energy of the American people;
  • 11. 3) The natural beauty of the land;4) The high standard of living;5) The opportunities for better life offered to poor immigrants.o The bad impression Rizal had of America was the lack of racial equality.
  • 12.  1890 – two years after Rizal’s visit to the United States, Jose Alejandro, who was then studying engineering in Belgium, roomed with him. Rizal’s impression of America “is the land par excellence of freedom but only for the whites”.