With that being said American government officials believed it was their duty

With that being said american government officials

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(Beveridge). With that being said, American government officials believed it was their duty to the people to rage against all other nations to achieve greatness. This includes their wanting to also be the greatest trade empire in the world. Charles Conant wrote a source where he talks about needing to conquer countries so that they could gain more capital; “For the means of finding new productive employments for capital, it is necessary that the industrial countries should turn to countries which have not felt the pulse of modern life. Such countries have yet to be equipped with the mechanism of production and of luxury, which has been created in the progressive tries by the savings of recent generations” (Conant). This meant that they needed to conquer territories that weren’t evolved, such as the Phillipians and other third world countries. Although many people accepted the idea of imperialism, many others sought to end imperialism in America. Established in Boston, Massachusetts on June 15, 1898 in opposition to the United States ' acquisition of the Philippines. The anti-imperialists rejected the extension as they felt that the Constitution was violated. They believed that imperialism is “hostile to liberty and would lead to militarism, and evil from which it has been our glory to be free” (Brinkley 480). The Anti-Imperialists strongly urged the cession from the Spanish-American War because the Filipinos have been fighting for so long for their freedom, just as the colonists did during the American Revolution. In the source, Speeches, Correspondence, ard Political Papers of Carl Schurz, Bancroft declares that, “We hold, with Abraham Lincoln, that "no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government, but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government-that is despotism." "Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us...Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and under a just God cannot long retain it" (Bancroft). Anti-Imperialists believe that the government was doing the exact same thing England was doing to us in the 1700s. Mark Twain once wrote, “ You ask me about what is called imperialism. Well, I have formed views about that question. I thought we should act as [the Filipinos’] protector -- not try to get them under our heel. We were to relieve them from Spanish tyranny to enable them to set up a government of their own, and we were to stand by and see that it got a fair trial” (Twain). Twain was writing to say that if they had helped the Filipinos
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