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Philippine-American War

04/02/189902/07/1902

The Philippine American War in 4 Minutes

The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

After its defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain ceded its longstanding colony of the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. On February 4, 1899, just two days before the U.S. Senate ratified the treaty, fighting broke out between American forces and Filipino nationalists led by Emilio Aguinaldo who sought independence rather than a change in colonial rulers. The ensuing Philippine-American War lasted three years and resulted in the death of over 4,200 American and over 20,000 Filipino combatants. As many as 200,000 Filipino civilians died from violence, famine, and disease.

— Office of the Historian

The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902. Office of the Historian.

A Filipino American Story
Emilio Aguinaldo, who led the Filipino troops against the U.S.

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Stereograph showing Filipino men behind bars in prison during the Philippine-American war, Manila, P...

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A native Filipino hut serves as quarters for this group of U.S. soldiers. Published by Keystone View...

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The 22nd U.S. Infantry at Camp Wallace, Philippine Islands. Published by C. H. Graves, circa 1902.

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An historic feat
Capture of trenches at Candaba
Filipinos retreat from trenches
Aguinaldo's navy
A Filipino American Story
The Philippine American War in 4 Minutes

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Published in 20/06/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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