What tactics did the US army adopt to fight the Filipino army?
1/20/1899 rebel Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Phillipines independant. He formed a provisional govt. Fighting began on 2/4/1899 in the outskirst of Manila. US called it an insurrection (term for an illigitimate revolt). War between 1899-1902 the US defeated them. 70000 US soliders (70% of army) fought and 4234 died US. 220000 Filipinos died. Filipinos resorted to ambushes, sniping, and sabotage which US called Amigo Warfare. The US during the war built roads, improved sanitation, vaccinated civilians, and created schools. US tactics were shoot, burn villiages and crops and deprive rebels of shelter and food which encourage them to take the side of the rebels. Adopted water torture calling to a water cure. African Americans fought in the Phillipines. Whites called the filipinos niggers. Rebels posted signs chastizing the Blacks for fighting. Aguinaldo was captured in 1901.1900 William Howard Taft was the first civilian governor General of the Phillipines. 1904 St. Louis Fair exhibits of championed the imperialist vision by displaying a Phillipine reservation display which included feasts of dogs, and headhunting. It suggested that the US had a right to become a colonial power.