The Filipino-American War 1899-1902
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Posted by snapbot  . Jun 3
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The start of the war-

Tensions between the Filipinos and the American soldiers on the islands existed because of the conflicting movements for independence and colonization, aggravated by the feelings of betrayal on the part of Aguinaldo, who had been brought to the islands by the American navy. Hostilities started on February 4, 1899 when an American soldier shot a Filipino soldier who was crossing a bridge into American-occupied territory in San Juan del Monte, an incident historians now consider to be the start of the war. U.S. President William McKinley later told reporters "that the insurgents had attacked Manila" in justifying war on the Philippines. The Battle of Manila (1899) that followed caused two thousand casualties for Filipinos and two hundred and fifty for the Americans.

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  • snapbot
    snapbot why President Duterte don't trust the USA.
    In 1902, under President McKinley, the USA tortured and slaughtered more than 200,000 Philippine lives.
    This happened in Mindanao, it is a part of the history of our ASEAN neighbour that most do not know about.
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