What is the main idea of the text? In bringing order to the Philippines, our soldiers added a new page to

What is the main idea of the text?
In bringing order to the Philippines, our soldiers added a new page to the honor-roll of American history, and they incalculably benefited the islanders themselves. Under the wise administration of Governor Taft the islands now enjoy a peace and liberty of which they have hitherto never even dreamed.
… Every encouragement should be given … to the introduction of American industries and products; not merely because this is a good thing for our people, but infinitely more because it will be of incalculable benefit to the people in the Philippines.
– Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
A) The United States has brought peace and liberty to the Philippines.
B) The people of the Philippines will not enjoy the benefit of the American economy.
C) The United States should let the people of the Philippines rule themselves


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