He was the president of the United States during the time of the American occupation.
General Wesley Merritt
He was appointed by the US president as the military governor and was given judicial, legislative and military powers.
This type of government was established on the basis of the Spooner Amendment of 1901.
William Howard Taft
He was appointed as the first American civil governor on July 4, 1901.
July 1, 1902 - The governance of Philippines was transferred to the United States Congress by way of this Act.
Nacionalista Party and Lapiang Progresista
These were 2 of the political parties organized after peace was achieved in 1905 in preparation for the elections.
The Nacionalista party, who wanted immediate Philippine Independence won 59 of the 80 seats. This was proof that the Filipinos wanted their freedom immediately.
Jones Law or Philippine Autonomy Act
August 29, 1916 - this act placed legislative control under the Filipinos and was authored by William Atkinson Jones.
This was the month that the Philippine Legislature was first enacted in Manila. Manuel L Quezon became the Senate President and Sergio Osmena Sr was Speaker of the House of Representatives.