The United States Of America

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Almost right away, the United States had acquired a massive overseas empire. Some Americans expressed disbelief over the control of the Philippines, but expansionists wanted to join the entire archipelago. Believers of extension viewed the Philippines as a market in their own way and as the entrance to the markets of the East. Many Americans, including the president, were influenced by "the general idea of getting what we can get." After the treaty with Spain on December 1898, the United States of America did not force any quick action to take over the Philippines. However, United States of America had been trying to find ways of growing. They were searching for new markets, areas for refueling their ships and military bases to protect…show more content…
Naval growth led to the idea of an Open Door policy for china in 1899¬–1900 and set the scene for much greater participation in local and geographical affairs with the state and trade during the early 20th century. The United States gained an overseas area which distributed as a base for United States businesses and military in the Asia/Pacific area. So the United States needed to gain control over the Philippians to have that power and a place to refuel and sell goods. It all started in May 1898 when the American’s George Dewey United States Navy Commodore defeated the Spanish Navy in Manila Bay. In May 1898.The defeat of Spain affected Spain, acting as a definitive catalyst in the regeneration of politics, the society, and the arts and sciences of Spain, however, the United States was trying to go to battle with the Filipinos who were seeking national independence, but the United States government had other plans. They said the Filipinos could not handle their own independence. That caused the fighting to break out and the Philippines to declare war on Feb 4, 1899, even though the United States at that time only had a few troops compared to Aguinaldo’s 40,000 fighters. Over time, the American troop strength increased until 1901 when they had a total of 75,000. The racialization process attracted United States journalists and soldiers on the ground. The United States
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