Effects Of The Spanish American War

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The Spanish American War took place in Spain, Cuba, and the Philippines. George Dewey gave command to open fire on the Spanish in Manila. The victory allowed the men to land in the Philippines. Over a period of two months 11,000 Americans joined forces with Filipino rebels, who were led by Emilio Aguinaldo.The Caribbean hostilities began with a Cuban blockade. 125,000 Americans volunteered to fight in the Spanish-American War. The United States and Paris signed a armistice, a cease-fire agreement on August 12. Arguments over the treaty centered on whether or not America could annex the Philippines. Spain sold the Philippines to the United States for $20 million. They wanted to educate the Filipinos and spread Christianity.
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