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By M. Cullinane

ISBN-10: 1137002565

ISBN-13: 9781137002563

In 1898 the U.S. obtained new out of the country territories and increased its impact in geopolitics. Acquisition and enlargement didn't move unopposed. thousands of usa citizens rejected their nation's international coverage calling it imperialism. those dissenters tested the 1st nationwide anti-imperialist move. during this ebook Michael Patrick Cullinane tells the tale of anti-imperialist activists who resisted the growth of yank energy on the flip of the century. He explores new methods of anti-imperial protest and demonstrates that the circulation used to be no longer an entire failure.

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S. public outrage at Spanish tactics of suppression in Cuba, and the desire to establish an American trade outpost in the Far East combined to ensure Spain would be expelled from the archipelago. The unsettled issue was where sovereignty would rest after Spain’s departure. The New York Times reported that the president’s cabinet could not agree on the question of Philippine sovereignty. This was The Origins of a Movement 27 an understatement. 37 The American delegation sent to Paris was equally divided.

Though this was a convenient means of overcoming the deadlock, on the surface it gave the appearance of a colonial trade. 43 On December 10, the Treaty of Paris was signed. S. treaties—­made the Senate the venue of the first standoff between imperialists and anti-­imperialists. Chapter 2 4 Opposing the Treaty of Par is The primary foreign policy issue after the War of 1898 was the acqui- sition of territory, and particularly the acquisition of the Philippines. The Teller Amendment barred the annexation of Cuba.

S. Navy that had brought Aguinaldo out of exile in Hong Kong and returned him to the Philippines. S. victory in Manila Bay. Dewey’s success in sinking the Spanish fleet was matched by Aguinaldo’s Army, which expelled the Spanish from nearly all of Luzon, the archipelago’s largest and most populated island. S. military leaders—­particularly Dewey who had become the war’s hero and a national celebrity—­not engage in an official alliance with Aguinaldo. 21 It was not long before he changed his mind.

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