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The US and the Philippines

The McKinley Administration believed that, in ending Spanish rule of the Philippines, they were striking a blow for freedom against imperialism. Successive US governments evaluated imperialism in...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 10:32 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

At the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the United States annexed the Philippine archipelago. The occupation of Manila by American forces and $20 million led to a handover of the...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2018 1:07 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

Pros for the United States The United States was able to use the Philippines as a coaling station for its warships, extending its military reach into the region. The United States took advantage...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 11:36 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

The grievances of the Filipinos with regard to Spanish rule were very similar to the grievances expressed by others who rebelled against the Spanish. In the Philippines, as in places like Mexico,...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2013 2:58 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

The Spanish-American War sparked an anti-imperialist movement within the United States. On June 15th, 1898, the American Anti-Imperialist League was organized in response to the United States's...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2020 3:06 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

In this answer, I will look at the pros and cons of taking the Philippines from the point of view of a person in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I will be looking at what people would have thought...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2015 5:49 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

In the 1890s, Filipino rebels fought for independence from Spain. The US, wanting to gain control of the Philippines from the Spanish, engaged in what might have been double-dealing with the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2017 11:50 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

I am sure that during the colonial period that Spain was in the Philippines, which spanned three centuries, many Filipinos actually liked the Spanish, as the Spanish created an upper class of...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2016 1:35 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

McKinley said that at first, he did not want to keep the Philippines; however, he said that as the Philippines had fallen into his lap after the Spanish-American War, he had to decide what to do...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2017 3:27 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

One major lesson to be learned from the Philippine-American War is that land easily won is not easily conquered. The United States had taken the Philippine islands from the Spanish with relatively...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 7:55 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

Bryan was strongly against the annexation of the Philippines. Bryan did not want to go to war with Spain in 1898 and the question of Philippine annexation only made him appear correct when he...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 8:10 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

McKinley believed that Filipinos were ignorant and childlike, and that they were unfit for self-government. He framed US policy in Philippines as a humanitarian mission, designed to bring the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012 9:46 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

The Spanish history of colonization in the Philippines began in 1521 with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan. The explorer immediately went about forming alliances on the island and attempted to...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 3:08 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

William Jennings Bryan was a strong anti-imperialist and an outspoken critic of the Spanish-American War. When he stated that "we dare not educate" Filipinos, he was being sarcastic in that the...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018 12:19 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

Those who argued in favor of American control of the Philippines did so from a mixture of self-interest and idealism. The idealists genuinely believed that the US government was saving Filipinos...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2018 11:09 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

The prospective of the annexation of the Philippines caused vigorous debate among the American public. It broke with the previous idea that the annexation of a substantial territory could happen...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2018 3:16 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

After the United States took over the Philippines in the Spanish-American War, the Filipino insurgency continued, this time against American forces rather than Spanish forces. Initially, the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 7:27 pm UTC

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The US and the Philippines

The Filipino rebellion against Spain was driven by many of the same things that had driven wars of independence in Spain's Latin American colonies. In other words, it was driven by the ideas of...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 7:55 am UTC

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The US and the Philippines

"...we could not leave them to themselves—they were unfit for self-government—and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain’s was.." -President William McKinley After...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2015 3:30 pm UTC

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