Chapter Four: The Arrival of the AmericansTopics: First Philippine Independence Mission (1919)Wood-Forbes MissionOther Independence MissionsThe Osrox MissionThe Pros versus the AntisTydings-McDuffie ActBefore the Philippines completely received its independency and democracy, there are twelvemission passed to the American Colonizer. This mission helps in making the Philippines independentfrom the invaders. And expenses used by this mission were first provided by legislative enactments andlater change to voluntary contributions through solicited. Prominent Filipino and known personalitieswho had contributed this mission were Senate President Manuel L. Quezon who headed the firstPhilippine Independence Mission, President Pro-tempore Sergio Osmeña & House Speaker Manuel A.Roxas. Also Benigno Aquino who led the tenth mission (the one man mission), and won over by Osmeña& Roxas. Tydings-McDuffie Act the most evident law during the American period, Act provided for a tenyear transition period to independence which the Common wealth of the Philippine would beestablished. This act also formulates the fundamental law of the land providing for a republican form of government.I therefore conclude that without the help of the Americans, we Filipinos could not stand aloneand establish a government and to called our land as ours. But without also the spirit of brave Filipinomen who fought for our freedom we Filipino could still be under the Americans and other colonizers. Soas a Filipino citizen we must preserve our country with respect and honor to pay tribute to those menwho gave justice and democracy of our mother land.