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The Philippines

By lhedge9
  • Teller Amendment

    Teller Amendment
    The Teller Amendment stated that when Cuba was won from the Spanish, the Cubans would recieve their freedom. This agitated the Filipinos whom also wanted their independence but did not receive it and ended up revolting because of it.
  • Battle of Manila

    Battle of Manila
    George Dewey led the American naval forces into Manila harbor of the Philippines and quickly destroyed the Spanish fleet without the loss of a single American life. Though he had won at sea he was unable to capture the forts on land until reinforcements were sent; they then captured Manila on August 13, 1898.
  • America wins Spanish-American War

    America wins Spanish-American War
    After a short fight with the Spaniards, America defeats them and as a reward gained Guam, Puerto Rico, and paid $20 mil for the Phillipines.
  • Spanish rule of Philippines ends

    Spanish rule of Philippines ends
    Spain had been in control of the Philippines since Miguel Lopez de Legazpi's first colonization venture in 1565. Their rule ended with the win at Battle of Manile in 1898 led by American general George Dewey.
  • Anti-Imperialist League formed

    Anti-Imperialist League formed
    This league was formed in response to America's purchase of the Philippines by President Mckinley. They believed that annexing the islands would 'violate the consent of the governed' because the people there thirsted for freedom. The league also argued that imperialism was expensive and would never make any money. Many important people were a part of this league including Andrew Carnegie and Samuel Gompers.
  • America buys Philippines from Spain

    America buys Philippines from Spain
    After the Spanish-American War, Mckinley was confused on whether or not to annex the Phillipines, but decided it would be beitter for them if he did because of the unjust Spanish rule they were under before. The US paid $20 million for the Phillipines marking the last Spanish acquisition the US would make. This angered many Americans and caused the formation of the Anti-Imperialist League
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This pact of Paris was drawn up after the Spanish-American war, granting the US Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines for $20 million. This expanded the US and made it an empirical power.
  • Filipino Insurrection

    Filipino Insurrection
    Anger towards occupying American troops in the Philippines sparked a revolt led by Emilio Aguinaldo. They employed guerilla warfare on the Americans, but were far less well-armed or as plentiful as the Americans. The Americans employed a tactic called the 'water cure' in which they forced water down Filipino victim's throats until they gave information or died. The insurrection ended when Aguinaldo was captured in 1901.
  • Taft becomes civil governor

    Taft becomes civil governor
    After the insurrection was broken up, William Taft became the civil governor of the Philippines. Unlike most Americans living in the islands, Taft got along very well with the Filipinos and helped with important internal improvements such as better roads, sanitation, public health, and most importantly education.
  • The Philippines gain independence

    The Philippines gain independence
    It was not until after WWII that the Filipinos at last received their independence.