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Comments on three websites Before 1898 there were no problems with America Imperialism, and them the Spanish- American war hit. Spain gave us these territories, and sold us the Philippines. Instead of freeing these countries we, took them and did the same thing as the Spanish did, and took control of them, even after they fought by our side, Then men started getting together, and formed the Anti Imperialist league, and decided to put an end to American Anti Imperialism.

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Vocabulary Words

Non- contiguous- sharing no common border; not touching The anti-imperialists were against wars and most importantly (non- contiguous) territory or people with different culture or language.

 

Annexation- the action of adding something, esp. territory Surprising to his generation,

he approved the Treaty of Paris, which supported the Philippine (annexation).

 

Anti Imperialism- a policy against extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force:

(Anti Imperialists) all were different in many different ideals but all anti imperialists shared the same beliefs, and fears for America.

 

Contradicted- deny the truth of (a statement), esp. by asserting the opposite: The political control, he saw in this act (contradicted) the values, which the war was supposed to challenge.

 

Occupation- the action, state, or period of occupying or being occupied by military force: The Anti-imperialist League led by William Sumner opposed the (occupation) of the Philippines during the Spanish-American war.

 

Militant- combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically Favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods: Imperialism is a practice of the domination of other colonies usually by (militant force), or by less obvious means.

 

Constitution- a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. In 1898 America did something completely in opposition to the America (constitution).

 

Criticized- indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way: As a result, many of his fellow anti-imperialist, (criticized) his actions, calling him a traitor because of his cause and accusing him of fake interest against imperialism merely to gain more power for the currency issue, which was most important to him.

 

Imperialism- a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force: The people who were opposed to the idea of (imperialism) were called Anti Imperialists.

 

Territory- an area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state: contiguous (territory) or people with different culture or language.

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Anti-imperialist league - The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War (Hispanic Division, Library of Congress)

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Two paragraph essay

                                           American Anti Imperialism: Josh Smith

                                                     Two Paragraph Essay

 

     American anti imperialism, is the opposition to imperialism. Imperialism is a practice of the domination of other colonies usually by militant force, or by less obvious means. In 1898 America did something completely in opposition to the America constitution. In the victory of the short fought war the Spanish provided the U.S. with the countries of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba. The people from these countries fought by the Americans thinking this would rid of a violent Spanish rule. They ended up being totally wrong. The American like many other times in history decided to let greed overcome them. We went into these countries after the war, and basically told them “the good news is America won the war, but the bad news is we own you now”. This enraged many of the people because they fought with America thinking they would be independent, and able to run their countries accordingly, but now America was in the way of their freedom. After the war many of these people started in protest by means of violence. They did not fight alongside Americans just to be ruled by another country. America did not know what to do with the violence spreading among these countries, so they used Spanish means to stop it. Many of these people were sent to work camps, and were worked to death. Americans originally claimed opposition to the idea of imperialism, but others had a very patriotic point of view, and thought nothing of the countries being affected. The people who were opposed to the idea of imperialism were called Anti Imperialists. Anti Imperialists felt that we were committing the same crime as the Spanish were committing, and felt this did not represent the constitution of the United States, and started the American Anti Imperialist league. 

 

     Anti Imperialists all were different in many different ideals but all anti imperialists shared the same beliefs, and fears for America. Many of these people believed that this was not just to be a dictatorship to the beliefs, and dreams of a foreign people. A man named William Jennings Bryan shared these beliefs. After the war was laid to an end, William Jennings Bryan became a huge supporter of the Anti-Imperialist League and disagreed to the idea for the United states annexation of the Philippines, declaring that his support of the war had been purely in the name of freedom. The political control, he saw in this act contradicted the values, which the war was supposed to challenge. Surprising to his generation, he approved the Treaty of Paris, which supported the Philippine annexation. He felt the islands of the Philippines had a better chance for freedom after control had been passed to America than if they had remained in Spanish control. His ongoing support for the treaty may have greatly supported its narrow chance. As a result, many of his fellow anti-imperialist, criticized his actions, calling him a traitor because of his cause and accusing him of fake interest against imperialism merely to gain more power for the currency issue, which was most important to him. The anti-imperialists were against wars and most importantly non- contiguous territory or people with different culture or language. The United States raced for an empire once they declared war on Spain. Because they started war with Spain, the anti-imperialists spoke out. The anti-imperialists believed that the United States would struggle to uphold the Declaration of Independence as an empire. However, anti-imperialists supported the old beliefs of what the core of America was built on such as self-government, a combination of laws that helped everyone and freedom. The Anti-imperialist League led by William Sumner opposed the occupation of the Philippines during the Spanish-American war. This is significant today because we look back and see our mistakes by turning imperialistic.

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