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Aguinaldo hoped that Rear Admiral Dewey’s fleet would bombard Intramuros and force the Spanish to surrender to the Filipinos. But Dewey had been waiting for U.S. land troops, who began arriving in July.


The Filipinos had been led to believe that the Americans were their redeemers, their liberators, and so for as long as Dewey’s fleet was there, it was all right. But when the soldiers came in, then the Filipinos began to have their doubts and became suspicious about the American motives. The American soldiers, on the other hand, arrived thinking that they were really going to educate these people and a lot of them equated the Filipinos with blacks, Negroes. And they looked down on many of them.

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