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Caroline TranProfessor AcsayHIST 1002February 25, 2016Corruption during Spanish-American WarThere are several arguments to why the United States are becoming an imperial powerand also believes to annex the Philippines following the Spanish- American War, it is the claim ofbringing joy to the civilization. If Americans, do not annex the Philippines; Japan and Germanywill control them instead. Some reasons why Americans actually believed it would be the bestfor the Nation, but some does not agree to it.There were many Americans who did not wanted to annex the Philippines for racialreason. They were worried that if the United States annexed the islands and all the Filipinoswould become American citizens; at least be part of the American nation. They did not wanteda bunch of non-white people being included in the United States; so, therefore wanted to avoidannexing the Philippines. The United States wanted to become the best, in order to do that,they wanted to expand more. The United States didn’t wanted to lose these islands to Japan orGermany. Some felt that the United States can educate and Christianize the Philippines, butmost of them are already Catholic. After the United States Navy defected the Spanish Navy in

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