Loss of Identity
In the early 20th century, America went through the expansion of acquiring:
Industrialization: Factories started to have an impact as they were producing goods that would normally be man-made. Industrialization led to labor shortage.
Foreign Relations: America starts negotiating with other countries, forming relationships with them. In the result of this, countries are willing to give any of their resources and sell them to America for a cheap cost.
Laissez Faire: Laissez Faire was a form of capitalism that was practiced in America. The economy in America starts booming and this later leads to the invention of the automobile.
Automobiles: Cars become an important factor for people getting jobs in America. Once the automobile was invented, it was much more accessible for people to find jobs in other cities.
St. Louis World's Fair
In 1904, the St. Louis World's Fair was an event that affected many Filipinos who were apart of it. Filipinos were put on display like animals and the whole concept of it was wrong. In all, there were about 1,100 Filipinos that were put on display as a form of entertainment. The Igorots were the main attraction of the Philippines' "exhibit." Dogs were the main diet of the Igorots and this ultimately became the reason why "Filipinos eat dogs" became a stereotype. It wasn't because they wanted to eat dogs, but it was the only thing given to them to eat. Although it is believed that the Igorots went back home to the Philippines "happy," its still unbelievable that they went through this experience of being treated like animals.