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Did Spain sell the Philippines to the US?
Why did the Philippine island group become a part of the US?
How did the US get control over the Philippines?
The US defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War and demanded as part of the peace treaty that Spain sell the Philippines to the US. The US then fought Philippine nationalists who wanted to establish an independent nation. The US call this the Philippine Insurrection. The Filipinos call it the Philippine-American War. After surpressing the nationalists, the US had control of the Philippines.
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Why did the Philippines get involved in the Spanish-American War?
The Philipines were a colony of Spain and, like Cuba, were in revolt against Spain. The US Navy in the Pacific was under orders to enter Manila Harbor upon learning of the outbreak of war between Spain and the US and to attack the Spanish fleet. When Spain declared war on the US, the US Navy destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila and began to assist the Philippine rebels around Manila. As a result, the Philippines became involved in the Spanish-American War. After the U.S. defeated Spain, one of the US requirements was that Spain sell the Philippines to the US. Then the Philippines became involved in the Philippine-American War.
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What caused control of the Philippines to pass from Spain to the US?
When did Spain give the US full control of the Philippines?
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How much did US pay Spain for the Philippines?
How did the US gain control of Cuba and the Philippines?
How did the US get the Philippines?
The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century. The US defeated Spain, the colonial power in the Philippines, in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and required Spain to cede the Philippines to the US as part of the final peace treaty. The US then defeated the Philippine natives who had been in revolt against Spain and wanted to establish their own, independent nation.