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Albert Beveridge, a Senator from Indiana, defends imperialism while pointing to the benefits of keeping possession of the Philippines. He claims that not taking the Philippines would be a mistake but one easily fixed if the island proved to be an error. The Philippines would be used to trade with China, an enormous empire. This island essentially opened the door to trade with the
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Unformatted text preview: East. As Beveridge states, the people of Philippines are children who are not able to self govern themselves. Beveridge sees it as America doing a favor to the citizens of the Philippines. He describes it as the “divine mission” in which America leads in the “regeneration of the world”....
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