“history’s best” system cue presenting history’s best on pbs. Underwriting credits



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STEPHEN AMBROSE


That came very close to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy making the decision that “We’re going to take the Philippines as a part of this war against Spain,” not necessarily against the President’s wishes, but without the President’s knowledge.
JOHN GABLE

And so TR put it into action because his superior didn’t want to take the initiative, nor did the President want to take the initiative. But when it was done, they let it stay, which was sort of a vindication that it was the wise thing.


NARRATOR

President McKinley solicited from Congress fifty million dollars for national defense.






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