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Should the United States Have Annexed the Phillipines

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Dear fellow senators: Yesterday, February 6, 1899 was a big day in United States history; we decided as a nation to annex the Philippines. The Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia, and was independent until 1565 when the spanish colonized the islands. I have one question for you my fellow senators, should the U.S. have annexed the Philippines? The United States should have annexed the Philippines for three reasons: our duty to spread the values of democracy overseas, The Filipinos natural inability to govern themselves, and saving the Philippines from the Tyranny of Spain or other European countries.
The first reason the United States should have annexed the Philippines is because it is our duty to as a country to spread the values of democracy overseas. For example, as stated here in Albert J. Beveridge’s campaign speech he says, “ Do we owe no duty to the world?… it is ours to save for liberty and civilization (Doc B).” He is saying that it is our duty as a sovereign nation to help an uncivilized nation modernize, industrialize, . another example, is from William Mcki...

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the united states should have annexed the philippines for three reasons: its duty to spread the values of democracy overseas, and the filipinos natural inability to govern themselves.
  • Explains why the united states should have annexed the philippines because it is our duty to spread the values of democracy overseas.
  • Explains that the philippines isn't civilized enough to govern themselves, and mckinley's argument that they're unfit for self-government justifies annexation.
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