When did the Philippines gain its independence from the U.S.?

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  • 1896
  • 1899
  • 1936
  • 1946

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[STC002177] When revolutionaries in the Philippines took up weapons in the late 19th century to fight against colonial rule, Spain had already held control of the Philippines for three hundred years. Despite the fact that the attempt was unsuccessful and the leaders of the revolution were driven into exile, they were presented with a second opportunity in 1898 when the Spanish-American War broke out and the United States was victorious over Spain’s Pacific fleet. The first ground forces from the United States did not arrive in the Philippines until three months later. By this time, newly remobilized Filipino revolutionaries had already constituted a provincial government and had the city of Manila, the last Spanish stronghold, completely surrounded. Spain decided to surrender on the condition that the United States acted as though they were fighting a real battle in order to protect their honor and that they prevented the rebels from entering the city. Following this, they sold all of their colonial rights to the United States for the sum of $20 million, which sparked a deadly guerilla war between the United States and the revolutionaries that lasted until 1902. In the years that followed, native Filipinos were granted growing degrees of self-governance; but, they were not officially granted independence until 1946. This came after a terrible three-year occupation by Japan during World War II.