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Why bring up the activities of the French? - He thinks it is weird that the French are giving America a present that represents liberty when they don’t even value liberty. Pg. 72-81 (1898) Rev. Charles G. Ames on the Anti- Imperialist Movement and illustrates the complex combination of motives that went into the anti-imperialism. In the after-math of the Spanish-American War, nationalism, democracy, and American freedom was very closely identified with notions of Anglo-Saxon superiority, closely relating to the pain principles of the Declaration of Independence. Anti-Imperialistic League a coalition of writers and social reformers who believed American energies should be directed at home, businessmen fearful of the cost of maintaining overseas outposts, and racists who did not wish to bring nonwhite populations into the United States
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Who are these men? - One is for imperialism and one is against it Why are they either for or against the taking of colonies after the Spanish-American War? - Pro o The Philippines makes us and China the nearest neighbors of all east o The Philippines give us the first; the character of the American people supply the last o They bring us permanently face to face with the most sought-for customers of the world - Con o This tramples on the principles of free government o In committing ourselves to permanent military methods of government anywhere, we give up the republic, for we abandon its fundamental principle o It will effect our domestic policy What factor do they both identify but use in opposite ways to support their positions? Albert Beveridge, a defense of imperialism (1900) “The Power that rules the Pacific is the Power that rules the world.” Albert says overall they are like children playing at men’s work because of all the crops they destroy or throw out and they don’t know how to handle money.
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