Before he sailed from Mirs Bay, Dewey learned that Spanish Admiral Patricio Montojo had ordered his warships to Subic Bay about 30 miles north of Corregidor, and was prepared to battle the Americans from an excellent defensive position.
Why did Commodore Dewey lead an attack in Manila Bay?
Navy Commodore George Dewey attacked ships in Manila Bay in the Philippines because Spain controlled the Philippines.
Who led the attack against the Spanish fleet?
Led by Drake and Lord Charles Howard, the Royal Navy assembled a fleet of some 40 warships and several dozen armed merchant vessels.
Why was the USS Maine ordered to Cuba?
As Cubans were fighting for independence from Spanish colonial rule, President William McKinley ordered the Maine to Cuba to protect U.S. political and economic interests on the nearby island.
Why did the United States pay 20 million dollars to Spain for the purchase of the Philippines?
Spanish commissioners argued that Manila had surrendered after the armistice and therefore the Philippines could not be demanded as a war conquest, but they eventually yielded because they had no other choice, and the U.S. ultimately paid Spain 20 million dollars for possession of the Philippines.
How many Spanish ships were sunk by American ships led by Dewey outside of the Philippines?
Less than a month later, the cruiser exploded while lying at anchor in Havana harbor, killing 261 sailors onboard and inflaming American opinion, with Spain being portrayed as the culprit in the American media regardless of the actual source of the explosion.
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Why is Manila Bay the finest harbor in the Far East?
Manila Bay provides excellent protected anchorage, since it is sheltered by the mountains of Bataan Peninsula (west) and the Cordillera Central (east).
How much did the US pay for the Philippines Guam and Puerto Rico?
Representatives of Spain and the United States signed a peace treaty in Paris on December 10, 1898, which established the independence of Cuba, ceded Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States, and allowed the victorious power to purchase the Philippines Islands from Spain for $20 million.
How long did the Spanish empire last?
Spanish empire: 1492 – 1968 – Oxford Reference.