As American foreign policy grew more interventionist and aggressive from the 1890s to the early twentieth century, what were the key points during this period that led to the Filipino Insurrection? When this went down, how was this perceived in the U.S? What justifications and arguments were used for/against colonization?
Can you provide a few primary sources for further review?
This war was considered the first one that the USA fought as a world power. After winning the war against Spain in 1898, the US purchased the Philippines and other islands (including Puerto Rico) from the Spanish. However, the Filipinos were at war with Spain at the time and had no intention of becoming a colony to the US so they began fighting with the American Army for freedom. It quickly became a clash between a world power that was imposing imperialism, and a smaller nation that wanted their independence more than anything.
The timeline that I provided from Familysearch.org does a wonderful job from her outlining the key points during this period that lead to the Filipino insurrection against the United States. As well, I am providing some additional resources for you to review as you requested.
Timeline of Major Events
1898 Throughout the Spanish-American War, the ...
America's age of imperialism is determined.