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A CQUIRING N EW L ANDS 12.4.4. F ILIPINOS R EBEL The Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American war, called for American annexation of the Philippines.

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1 A CQUIRING N EW L ANDS

2 F ILIPINOS R EBEL The Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American war, called for American annexation of the Philippines. The rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo believed that the US had promised independence. When he and his followers learned the terms of the treaty, they vowed to fight for freedom.

3 PHILIPPINE–AMERICAN WAR The US forced Filipinos to live in designated zones, where poor sanitation, starvation, and disease killed thousands. This was the very same practice that the US had condemned Spain for using in Cuba.

4 PHILIPPINE–AMERICAN WAR It took the Americans nearly three years to put down the rebellion. About 20,000 Filipino rebels died fighting for independence. The war claimed 4,000 American lives and cost $400 million—20 times the price the United States had paid to purchase the islands.

5 A FTERMATH OF THE WAR The US put a government in place with limited self rule Under American rule, the Philippines moved gradually toward independence and finally became an independent republic on July 4, 1946.

6 F OREIGN I NFLUENCE IN C HINA U.S. imperialists saw the Philippines as a gateway to China. China was seen as a vast potential market for American products The US government issued an open door policy with other imperialist nations which stated no single nation would have a monopoly on trade with China.

7 THE BOXER REBELLION IN CHINA Although China kept its freedom, Europeans dominated most of China’s large cities. Some Chinese formed secret societies that pledged to rid the country of foreigners The most famous of these secret groups were the Boxers

8 THE BOXER REBELLION IN CHINA The Boxers killed hundreds of foreigners August 1900, troops from Britain, France, Germany, and Japan joined about 2,500 American soldiers and marched on the Chinese capital. Within two months, the international forces put down the Boxer Rebellion.

9 PROTECTING AMERICAN RIGHTS The Open Door policy reflected three American beliefs about the US economy. 1. Americans believed that the growth of the U.S. economy depended on exports. 2. The US had a right to intervene abroad to keep foreign markets open. 3. They feared that the closing of an area to American products, citizens, or ideas threatened U.S. survival.

10 T HE I MPACT OF U.S. T ERRITORIAL G AINS An Anti Imperialist League was created in the US that included some of the most prominent people in America Anti imperialists all agreed that it was wrong for the US to rule other people without their consent. However, under the next two presidents US imperialism continued

11 A SSIGNMENT 1. Describe the US treatment of Filipinos during the Philippine War? 2. Describe the cost of the Phillippine War in both human life and money? 3. What was the open door policy? 4. Describe the Boxer Rebellion. How was this conflict resolved? 5. What did the Anti Imperialist League want for the US?


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