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Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940: The American Flag Is the Symbol of Freedom With World War II raging, and America’s entry inevitable, he states that “the national emblem will be a token… of that spirit of democracy and free institutions which it has symbolized ever since our beginnings as a nation.”.
1604. 16/04/1940. Just before the turn of the 20th century, international rivalries between Britain, Germany and the United States were settled by the Tripartite Convention that partitioned the Samoan Islands into two parts: the eastern island group became a territory of the United States today known as American Samoa; the western islands became known as German Samoa (they are now the nation of Samoa). In return, Germany gave up claims it had in Africa to Britain. On April 17, 1900, the Treaty of Cession of Tutuila was signed between several chiefs of the island of Tutuila and the United States, whereby the chiefs on that island swore allegiance to, and ceded the island of Tutuila to, the United States. Now American Samoa was essentially complete and became a Protectorate of the United States. In 1940, it would celebrate its 40th anniversary under the American flag. Navy Capt. Edward W. Hanson was the 28th Governor of American Samoa, serving from 1938 to 1940. He believed that the native Samoans had a good way of life, and did little to interfere with established practices on the islands.“Hearty congratulations on the happy occasion of the 40th anniversary of hoisting the American flag over Tutuila. I hope through all the years ahead that the national emblem will be a token in this far-flung possession of that spirit of democracy and free institutions which it has symbolized ever since our beginnings as a nation.”By April of 1940, the world was at war and the international situation was deteriorating. On March 30, the Japanese set up a puppet government in China. On Ap … [Click Below for Full Description]
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