Introduction and Thesis statement:
There are many reasons for War to begin, as there were many different wars held in the country. The Philippines-American War was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902. United States started war with Philippines for annexation; roles from both sides of war was awful as US burned villages and Filipinos tortured captured soldiers and torment civilians who engaged with American forces; and after all the horrific, the war was ended after the Philippine’s president was captured by US.
Americas Desire for commercial advantages in Asia and their belief that the Filipinos were incapable of self-rule.
Both sides gave hard time to each other during the time of War.
The war was declared ended by the United States after they captured President Emilio Aguinaldo on March 23, 1901.
As America wanted more power and did not want any other country to rule more or over, it started war when Philippine’s Independence was declared and because of US annexation, there were terror between two countries. The Philippine-American war lasted for three years and resulted in death of over 4200 American and over 20,000 Filipino combatants. Many other died from cruelty and disease. The war ended on March 23, 1901 by United States after they won.
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