Effects Of Spanish American War

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Spanish-American War The Spanish American War is a highly overlooked war in history but is a very important piece in what shaped today’s world. The Spanish-American War of 1898 ended Spain’s rule on the western hemisphere and Spanish colonial rule in the Americas. The Spanish–American War was a strife in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of U.S. intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. U.S. attacks on Spain 's possessions in the Pacific led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine–American War. It led to the U.S gaining territories in the western Pacific and Latin America, peace treaty that made the Spanish give up rule in Cuba, and to give rights over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the…show more content…
to annex the Philippines was not without controversy and disagreement. You had those Americans who advocated annexation due to a variety of reasons the potential commercial and economic opportunities in Asia, worry that the Filipinos were incapable of self-rule, and fear that if the United States did not take control of the islands, another power (such as Germany or Japan) might do so. Meanwhile, you also had Americans opposition to U.S. colonial rule of the Philippines because you had those who thought it morally wrong for the United States to be engaged in colonialism, they also feared that annexation might eventually permit the non-white Filipinos to have a role in American…show more content…
The early clashes between the two sides in 1899 boiled into an all-out war when it became clear that the U.S. was serious and wasn’t going to relent on imposing American colonial control. There were two phases to the Philippine-American War. The first phase, from February to November of 1899, was dominated by Aguinaldo’s attempts to fight a conventional war, his troops didn’t stand a chance against the better-trained and equipped American troops. The second phase was marked by the Filipinos’ shift to guerrilla-style warfare. The strategy and tactics of guerrilla warfare tend to focus around the use of a small, mobile force competing against a larger foe. This tactic focuses on organizing in small units, depending on the support of the local population, as well as taking advantage of terrain more accommodating of small units. It began in November of 1899, lasted through the capture of Aguinaldo in 1901 and into the spring of 1902, by which time most real and dangerous Filipino resistances had dissipated. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed a general amnesty and declared the conflict over on July 4, 1902, although minor uprisings here and there and some insurrections against American rule occasionally occurred in the years that

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