Philippine War + Annexation of Hawaii

Philippine War + Annexation of Hawaii
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  • September 1898, President McKinley and Emilio Aguinaldo of the Philippines are declaring victory on the Spanish-American War
  • These short few months of war have ended with our victory! We have granted freedom to Cuba and have recognized it as an independent nation. Our naval base there and the territories we have acquired from Spain are also the result of the  Treaty of Paris. We couldn't have done it without the help of the Philippines!
  • 1899 - McKinley wants to make the Philippines a US territory, angering Emilio Aguinaldo and the rest of the Philippines
  • We helped free you from Spain - now in return you will be made a US territory so we can have better access to the markets of China
  • OUTRAGEOUS! We deserve to be an independent nation!  As of right now, we are at war!
  • 1902, the end of the Philippine War. The United States has won and the Philippines has been made a US territory.
  • I have failed my people. We have lost to America and our time of independence was short- lived.
  • Meanwhile in Hawaii...
  • These Hawaiian islands breed land that us businessmen and landowners can uses to prosper! If only that monarchy weren't here...
  • In the late 1800s, private ownership of land was introduced to Hawaii, allowing many Americans to grow economic power there
  • It is time this monarchy was abolished. The American economy will prosper and thrive - our next step shall be to annex these islands for good! 
  • 1894 - Sanford B. Dole imprisoned Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani and proclaimed himself president of the Hawaiian Islands
  • To better the American economy, I have decided to annex the Hawaiian islands as an American territory!
  • Annexation of Hawaii
  • 1898
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