• New President

    After the revolution ends in the Phillippines, Emilio Aguinaldo is elected as the first president directly at the end of the revolution replacing the old republic that was once in control.
  • War Begins

    The Spanish-American war starts on February 25, 1898 led by Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Commodore George Dewey

    Commodore George Dewey
    Dewey sails into the city of Manila in the Philippine islands destroying the Spanish fleet without losing one American life.
  • Capturing Manila

    American troops come to reinforce Dewey in order to storm the forts of Manila. This was after Dewey had to wait for months after destroying the Spanish fleet.
  • End of War

    Ending the Spanish-American war was the Treaty of Paris and as a result it ceded the Philippines to the United States for $20 million.
  • Marlolos Constitution

    Written in Spanish, this constitution became the first written declaration by the Phillippine Marlolos Congress that declared the establishment of the First Phillippine Republic.
  • Philippine Inserrection

    Philippine Inserrection
    Emilio Aguinaldo leads a Philippine revolt against the United States troops in the country. However, the Filippino rebels and the American troops faced death and destruction in guerrila warfare.
  • Capturing Aguinaldo

    Capturing Aguinaldo
    Directly before the inserrection ends, the United States captures Emilio Aguinaldo in Palanam, Isabela. This ended the first republic for good and led to the United States assigning the Philippines a president.
  • Taft as Governor

    Taft as Governor
    President McKinley appoints Taft as Governor-General of the Philippines. This is where Taft coined the term "Little Brown Brothers" in an attempt to assimilate the Philippines.
  • Silliman University

    Protestant missionaries from the United States established this university as the first American school in the Phillippines that was an attempt at educating the Fillipinos after the revolt was ended.