Basic Audio - VOL 1 by Norman H. Crowhurst

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Documents 5–8: The Question of Empire When the United States was confronted with whether it should annex the Philippines or set the islands free, there was much agonizing as to the correct Dawning of the Twentieth Century—Acquisition of an Empire 7 course. Various critics argued that the acquisition of colonies was not in the American tradition, while the supporters argued for it on various grounds. Document 5: Rudyard Kipling checks in5 Rudyard Kipling, the British poet who had spent much time in India, published a poem in McClure’s Magazine that became famous through the years.

S. Senate, 57th Congress, 2nd Session, Doc. No. 111 (January 26, 1903). 5. Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden,” McClure’s Magazine 12 (February 1899). 18 Prologue 6. Christian Advocate, January 22, 1903; reprinted in C. S. , 1916), II, 109–11. 7. Henry Cabot Lodge speech, Congressional Record, 56th Congress, 1st Session, 2618–21, 2627–29, March 7, 1900. 8. “Speech delivered by Mr. William Jennings Bryan in response to the Committee appointed to notify him of his nomination to the presidency, at Indianapolis, August 8, 1900,” William Jennings Bryan, Speeches of William Jennings Bryan, 2 vols.

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