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GEORGE HOAR


This Treaty will make us a vulgar, commonplace empire, controlling subject races and vassal states, in which one class must forever rule and other classes must forever obey.
KNUTE NELSON

Providence has given the United States the duty of extending Christian civilization. We come as ministering angels, not despots.


GEORGE VEST


Every schoolboy knows that the Revolutionary War was fought against the colonial system of Europe. No power is given to the federal government to acquire territory to be held as colonies.
HENRY CABOT LODGE

Suppose we reject the Treaty. We continue the state of war. We repudiate the President. We are branded as a people incapable of taking rank as one of the greatest of world powers!


NARRATOR

The debate was not confined to Senate chambers. Among those who spoke out against the Treaty were leaders of the Democratic opposition.


WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

When the desire to steal becomes uncontrollable in an individual he is declared to be a kleptomaniac; when the desire to grab land becomes uncontrollable in a nation we are told that “the currents of destiny are flowing in the hearts of men.”


ROBERT BEISNER

They don’t think it’s possible for a democracy to be an empire, that trying to rule an empire thousands of mile abroad, they’re convinced, will corrupt American democratic institutions. But they also can’t imagine absorbing the people of the Philippines in any form into the American republic.


ANDREW CARNEGIE

Is the Republic to remain one homogeneous whole, one united people, or to become a scattered and disjointed aggregate of widely separated and alien races? Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.


ROBERT BEISNER

Part of the treaty terms with Spain included $20 million for the Philippines. Carnegie, apparently sincerely, offered to pull out his checkbook and write a check to the United States government for $20 million and in return for which he wanted McKinley to give the Philippines, uh, their independence.






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