CH 19-21: American Imperialism. In the Beginning… Washington . When George Washington stepped down as President he spoke out against the US becoming involved in international relations, and encouraged a position of Neutrality. This is known as Washington’s Farewell Address
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Even though the problem is in Cuba the first battle takes place in the Philippines. (Trade Implications)
American Navy swept in, destroyed the Spanish Fleet, and didn’t lose a ship.
The US captured the Philippines in less than 4 months.
They had to wait for ground troops to show up