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Imperialists vs. Anti - Imperialists
Transcript of Imperialists vs. Anti - Imperialists
I am opposed to having
the eagle put its talons
on any other land." Mark Twain The part about "the
eagle put its talons on
any other lands"
means that Mark
doesn't want the U.S.
to claim any new
territory. Anti-Imperialist League " 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. I think what the Anti- Imperialist League is saying, is that no man has the right to govern another without the person's consent, so they're saying America shouldn't be go in and take over the Philippines, because that goes against what the Philippines want. "War is the practice of the most consummate skill in the art of destruction--destruction of human life and human product. " Samuel Gompers This quote is Samuel Gompers saying how much he dislikes war, so he didn't favor imperialism, because getting in other countries' business starts wars. Imperialists William McKinley "We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny." William McKinley openly says he supports imperialism in this quote because he says he supports Manifest Destiny, and expansion over islands (Hawaii). Theodore Roosevelt "I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate, and while the debate goes on the canal does also. " This quote shows Theodore Roosevelt was for expansion, because he's saying that when he built the Panama Canal, he really didn't care about what Congress though, he was going to do it anyway. That shows he's pretty strong in his thoughts about expanding. Senator Albert Beveridge "Our largest trade henceforth must be with Asia. The Pacific is our ocean. More and more Europe will manufacture the most it needs, secure from its colonies the most it con-sumes. Where shall we turn for consumers of our surplus? Geography answers the question. China is our natural customer. She is nearer to us than to England, Germany, or Russia, the commercial powers of the present and the future. They have moved nearer to China by securing permanent bases on her borders. The Philippines give us a base at the door of all the East. This quote shows that Albert does want to take over the Philippines, because it is close to Asia, and most importantly China. The Philippines would make it easier to trade. Andrew Carnegie "And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department." In this quote Andrew Carnegie is saying he supports imperialism, because he believes in Social Darwinism
("survival of the fittest").