Mckinley's Influence On Filipinos

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McKinley felt the Filipinos werent ready to govern themselves so he could not grant them independence. While fighting the Spanish American War McKinley led the Filipinos who were seeking to overturn Spanish rule that possibly they would be given their independence if they helped the Americans. McKinley also felt it would be bad for American business if he allowed another nation such as Germany or Great Britain to have and govern the islands So McKinley allowed himself to be convinced to keep the islands under American control. This made many imperialists like Teddy Roosevelt and Albert Beveridge happy. This did not make many Filipinos happy though. Forces under Emilio Aguinaldo fought the Americans using guerilla warfare. It was an ugly
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