Which of the following best describes the relationship between the United States and the Philippines at the start of the 20th century?
A. The United States decided to move all the Filipinos to California.
B. The United States decided not to grant the Filipinos their independence.
C. The United States decided to sell the Philippines to the British.
D. The United States decided to guarantee independence to the Filipinos.
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read up on the Mock Battle in Manila Bay around 1898 and what happened after. Some call it Battle of Manila or Battle of Manila Bay.
The gist is that the U.S. had agreed to aid Gen. Aguinaldo to help Philippines gain its independence from Spain. And the rest led to the relationship of the U.S. and Philippines beginning of 1900.
The U.S. government has been playing the same drum beat since it decided to be an imperialist. Read up on Little Brown Brother by Leon Wolf.