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Chapter 14

  1. 3. <ul><li>Via the steamer Belgic, Rizal arrived in San Francisco, USA on April 28, 1888. </li></ul><ul><li>2 agencies that certified Belgic is free from cholera epedemic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The America consul of Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The British government of Hongkong </li></ul></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Cholera – raging epidemic in the Far East according to the Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All passengers are quarantined for safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rizal was surprised because there is no outbreak of the disease in the Far East, thus he joined other passengers in protest. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>643 Chinese coolies boarded the ship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the coolies from China were displacing white laborers in railroad construction camp. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But Rizal was questioning how come 700 bolts of silk were unloaded without fumigation. </li></ul><ul><li>After a week Rizal together with other first class passengers were permitted to land. But the Japanese and the Chinese and passengers belonging to the second and thirds class remained aboard. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Rizal stayed in Palace Hotel (then a first class hotel) in San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>He stayed there for two days </li></ul><ul><li>Grover Cleveland was the president when Rizal visited the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Leland Stanford – the founder and benefactor of the Stanford University was then a senator representing California. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>George Washington – one of the great men of new York whom visited his memorial. The 1st president of the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Oakland – first stop via ferryboat </li></ul><ul><li>Via train </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacramento – where he ate his supper 75cents and slept at his couch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reno, Nevada – where he had his breakfast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utah – where he saw Mormons, thickly populated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado – a lot of snow and pine trees </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>New York – which he considers a big city </li></ul><ul><li>Where he stayed for three days </li></ul><ul><li>He left the United States for Liverpool, London on board the City of Rome, the second largest ship in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Great Eastern – largest ship in the world during his time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nebraska – Omaha City, as big as San Francisco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missouri River – twice as big as Pasig River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago – a lot of Indians in cigar stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Albany – where he saw the Hudson River </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Material progress of the country as shown in its cities, farms, and industries </li></ul><ul><li>The drive and energy of the Americans </li></ul><ul><li>The natural beauty of the land </li></ul><ul><li>The high standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunities for better life offered to poor immigrants. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Non-existence of true civil liberty, as Negro cannot marry an American and vice versa. </li></ul><ul><li>The existence of racial prejudice as shown in their hatred of the Chinese, Japanese and Negroes. </li></ul><ul><li>The valuing of money over human life </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of racial equality </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>The land par excellence of freedom but only for the whites. </li></ul><ul><li>Rizal said this to Jose Alejandrino, an engineering student form Belgium </li></ul>