Unformatted text preview: war”- Secretary of State. “The Summer War” On May 1, 1898, under the orders of President McKinley and Assistant secretary of Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Commodore George Dewey, commanding the American Asiatic Squadron at Hong Kong, attacked Spain’s Philippines in Manila harbor destroying Spain’s 10 warships and killing about 400 people. By August 13, American troops arrived and captured Manila....
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- Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Spanish–American War, President McKinley