The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Essay

The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Essay

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Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Ferdinand Marcos) was born on 11th of September 1917 in Sarrat, Philippines and died on the 28th of September 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Philippine lawyer and politician, and the Philippine President from 1966 to 1986. He was known for establishing a corrupt, undemocratic authoritarian regime.

Marcos went to school in Manila and attended law school at the University of the Philippines in the late 1930s. His father, Mariano Marcos, was a Filipino politician. On 20th of September 1935 Julio Nalundasan was elected against Mariano Marcos for a seat in the National Assembly for the second time. Nalundasan was murdered in his home. Ferdinand and Mariano, Ferdinand’s brother and brother-in-law, were tried for the assassination in the year 1933. Marcos was found guilty, nevertheless he argued their case on demand to the Philippine Supreme Court and won clearing a year later. Whilst organising and preparing for their case, he was studying for the bar exam and became a trial lawyer in Manila succeeding to the acquittal.

Throughout the World War II, Marcos aided as an officer with the Philippine armed forces, and subsequently appealing that he had been a leader in the Filipino paramilitary resistance movement. These claims movement were essential aspects in his consequent political success. However, the U.S. government archives were exposed that he actually didn’t play any part in the anti-Japanese activities during World War II. Eventually, American government authorised the Philippines independence on 4th of July 1946 and the Philippine Congress was established, later on after the war. Marcos ran twice and was elected as representative to his district from 1949 to 1959. He ran for a position in the Phi...


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...y his dream but also his people’s. Examples of this were “It is our nation.” and “We are in crisis.” Marcos also used hyperbole “I have heard the cries of thousands and clasped hands in brotherhood with millions of you.” for example, to let his people know that he listen and he understand the grieve they had. These were the ways he approached his people with the sense of nationalism, reminding them that similar to their ancestors, they could also achieve heroism by considering and living the principled culture of a useful citizen.
Marcos’ ‘Inaugural Address of His Excellency’ was considered popular in the Philippines because it was his first inaugural speech and he used it the day he was elected as the president of the Philippines. Also, because of his intelligence and wise chose of words to persuade and compare Philippine’s history to the nation he wanted it to be.

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