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Imperialism and Anti- Imperialism Quotes

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on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of Imperialism and Anti- Imperialism Quotes

Imperialists and anti- imperialists William McKinley Mark Twain Theodore Roosevelt Jane Addams Andrew Carnegie Anti- Imperialist League Alfred T. Mahan "We need Hawaii just much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny." "I am an anti-imperialist.
I am opposed to having the eagle put its
talons on any other land." "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."

Unless our conception of patriotism
is progressive, it cannot hope to embody
the real affection and the real interest
of the nation.

"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." "that it was wrong for the United States to forcibly impose its will on other peoples. No economic or diplomatic reasoning could justify slaughtering Filipinos who wanted their independence." Whether we will it or no, Americans must now look outword.
The growing production
of the country demands it,
An increasing volume
of the public sentiment demands it. McKinley is for imperialism and said that we needed California as much as Hawaii. Mark Twain believes that America shouldn't "RULE the world". We shouldn't come in contact with other nations. If you are prepared, you can stand strong and rule other countries and nations. Roosevelt was for imperialism. Addams was against imperialism, she thought that if we weren't moving anywhere in America, then we shouldn't spend time on expansion. We need to focus on the problems we have "now" before we move on to other things. Carnegie believed that America was the strongest nation, and therefore, could rule whatever nations or countries it wanted to. The United States had moved to other nations and fought for some with European powers without consulting the citizens. The league believed that this was wrong and unfair for the people not to have a say in the decision. Mahan thought that it was better for us to always keep expanding and gradually get bigger.
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