Imperialism in the philippines by: greg allinson, natalie lundgren, katie vaughan period 6 motivation for imperialism in the region the united states motivation for imperialism in the philippines can be categorized as economic, ideological, religious, political, and strategic motivation. Imperialism in the philippines the philippine american war caused by the united state’s forceful and violent presence led to widespread casualties and destruction of life as the aboriginals knew it.
From the beginning of american imperialism, the us didn't really have their eyes on the philippines in the midst of the spanish-american war, the us engaged the spanish fleet in the philippines after defeating the spanish fleet, american ships first docked in the philippines. Philippines before imperialism before america took over the philippines there were 43 different ethnic groups and 87 different languages some of the tribes were cebuano, hiligaynon ilonggo, bisaya/binisaya, tagalog, bikol, and waray.
Imperialism of united states in the philippines after its defeat in the spanish-american war of 1898, spain ceded its longstanding colony of the philippines to the united states in the treaty of paris.
The violent and bloody philippine-american war lasted from 1899 through 1902, and it is estimated that, along with “20,000 fillipino combatants, as many as 200,000 filipino civilians died from violence, famine, and disease” (us department of state. Nevertheless resistance to imperialism and its filipino agents has been a prevalent feature of life sometimes this has taken the form of an armed struggle against military occupation, at other times as a mass movement against governments and regimes complicit in the domination of the philippines.
The ensuing philippine-american war lasted three years and resulted in the death of over 4,200 american and over 20,000 filipino combatants as many as 200,000 filipino civilians died from violence, famine, and disease. Philippines, formal imperialism took the form of administrative colonialism, under which local indigenous elites collaborated with a small class of dominant americans settler-based colonialism also falls under the rubric of formal imperialism, but is not. American imperialism is a policy aimed at extending the political, economic, and cultural control of the united states government over areas beyond its boundaries.
Effects of imperialism resisting imperialism the filipinos fought the spanish for their independence after years of the spanish occupying the philippines causing the spanish-filipino war lasting from 1896-1898 and won with help from the united states.