Annexation Of The Philippines Essay

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Deciding the Annexation of the Philippines

Assessment: On Google Docs you need to write a three paragraph essay arguing whether or not the United States should or should not annex the Philippines. You need to use 2 pieces of evidence from the documents per paragraph.

Americans might have thought that all war and chaos would have ended and stayed in the year of 1898, when we (America) won over the Spanish, in the Spanish-American war. Although, we were partially right with allowing us to have some sort of peace, we did not figure that we may have to have annex a whole different country, taking away from our “peace”.

The Philippines had been fighting for their freedom against the Spanish for many years. Naturally, when America defeated the Spaniards in the war, the Filipinos rejoiced at the thought that they may be able to finally return safely and peacefully back to their home, Manila. Where this information comes from in the text, would be: “These Filipinos believed that …show more content…

When we made allies of the Filipinos and armed them to fight against Spain”. In my opinion, I think that the people of America had just gone based off of what President Lincoln had stated so greatly before. Yes, he may have expired from this Earth, but based of of what he had been saying corresponds very well to the situation at hand. To me, I think that Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest Presidents of all time. The wonderful saying that Abraham Lincoln said (Based off of the article in Document A): “no man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government, but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more that self-government- that is despotism (rule by

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