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  1. Since all Uncle Sam is doing is putting American Flags on these countries and says “By Gum, I Rather Like Your Looks” is this cartoonist arguing that the US took over these places for economic reasons, political reasons, or to show to the world their power? _______________________________________


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Platform of the Anti-Imperialist League

We hold that the policy known as imperialism is hostile to liberty and tends toward militarism, an evil from which it has been our glory to be free. We regret that it has become necessary in the land of Washington and Lincoln to reaffirm that all men, of whatever race or color, are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We maintain that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. We insist that the subjugation of any people is "criminal aggression" and open disloyalty to the distinctive principles of our government.

We earnestly condemn the policy of the present national administration in the Philippines. It seeks to extinguish the spirit of 1776 in those islands. We deplore the sacrifice of our soldiers and sailors, whose bravery deserves admiration even in an unjust war. We denounce the slaughter of the Filipinos as a needless horror. We protest against the extension of American sovereignty by Spanish methods.


  1. List 6 reasons why the Anti-Imperialist League is against imperialism. You can use specific examples to the Philippines.

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