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Dewey’s Victory at Manila a. Philippines and the Beginning of the War i. Was taken lightheartedly by the American public ii. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Teddy Roosevelt cabled Commodore George Dewey in Hong Kong to attack Spain’s Philippines in the event of war. McKinley backed up his actions iii. May 1, 1898 – Dewey carried out his orders and defeated the Spanish fleet in Manila by the next day iv. However, Dewey couldn’t attack the forts on the Philippines with his sailors. Meanwhile, German warships appeared v. August 13, 1898 – American troops along with Filipino insurgents led by Emilio Aguinaldo, captured Manila. Dewey would later regret bringing him out of exile from Asia b. Hawaii i. The idea of Hawaii being a half-way station to send supplies and troops to the Philippines ii. McKinley was also worried that Japan might take the Hawaiian Islands while America was distracted elsewhere iii. July 7, 1898 – Congress annexed Hawaii and granted residents U.S. citizenship iv. 1900 – Hawaii received full territorial status V. The Confused Invasion of Cuba
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