Why did the US want to gain the Philippines as a territory?

(A) They wanted to have a beautiful island destination location.

(B) ** They were a great location for trading with China.

(C) They were a great location for trading with England.

(D) They were a great location for military to set up.


Concept note-1: -Americans who advocated annexation evinced a variety of motivations: desire for commercial opportunities in Asia, concern that the Filipinos were incapable of self-rule, and fear that if the United States did not take control of the islands, another power (such as Germany or Japan) might do so.

Concept note-2: -U.S.-Philippine relations are based on strong historical and cultural linkages and a shared commitment to democracy and human rights. The 1951 U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty provides a strong foundation for our robust post-World War II security partnership.

Concept note-3: -The Chinese exchanged silk, porcelain, colored glass, beads and iron ware for hemp cloth, tortoise shells, pearls and yellow wax of the Filipinos. The Chinese became the dominant traders in the 12th and 13th centuries during the Sung Dynaasty (960-1279 AD).

Concept note-4: -The earliest Chinese finds date from late Tang Dynasty (9th century AD), providing quantitative evidence of the Philippine share in maritime trade. During the Song dynasty, maritime trade increased when the Chinese built vessels that could transport 600 tons of cargo.