What policy did the United States adopt toward the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?

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What policy did the United States adopt toward the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?

The Spanish–American War:

After defeating Spain during the Spanish–American War, America took control over the Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in 1898.

The History of the Spanish–American War

  • The Spanish–American War was a conflict fought between the Spanish Empire and the United States of America.
  • The war lasted less than four months and was fought between April 21–August 13, 1898.
  • The war began when the Spanish were blamed for destroying the American Naval ship USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba.
  • The Spanish–American War ended with an American victory and the signing of the Treaty of Paris of 1898. The treaty stipulated that the United States would gain control of the Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as Spain relinquishing control of Cuba. The treaty also stated that the U.S. had to pay Spain $20 million as compensation for the Philippines.

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America was able to further its trading interests in the western Pacific Ocean after capturing the Philippines from Spain in 1898. The Philippines...

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The Annexation Debate & Rebellion of the Philippines

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The Philippines underwent changes in leadership and national attitude towards their surrounding countries and the United States. Learn about the benevolent assimilation involvement of the US and the rebellion of Filipino nationalists that promoted independence, but not until after 1946.


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