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A Senator Speaks in Support of Empire
In this speech, Republican Senator from Indiana Albert J. Beveridge strongly advocates the annexation of the Philippines.
African-American Democrats Speak Out Against U.S. Imperialism
In this statement during the 1900 presidential election, the Negro National Democratic League criticizes the Republican administration's expansionist foreign policy, and gives its endorsement to the Democratic candidate, William Jennings Bryan.
A Filipina Activist Appeals to the New England Woman's Suffrage Association
In this excerpt from an address to the annual meeting of the New England Woman's Suffrage Association, Clemencia Lopez, an activist in the struggle for Philippine independence, makes common cause with women of the American suffrage movement. She [...]
A Senator Speaks in Support of Empire (short version)
In this 1900 speech to Congress, the Republican Senator from Indiana, Albert J. Beveridge, strongly advocates the annexation of the Philippines. The term Malay refers to people from the Malay Peninsula, the Maylay Archipelago, and nearby islands in [...]
A Senator Speaks in Support of Empire (short version with text supports)
In this 1900 speech to Congress, the Republican Senator from Indiana, Albert J. Beveridge, strongly calls for the United States to annex the Philippines.
William Jennings Bryan Speaks Out Against Imperialism (with text supports)
William Jennings Bryan was the Democratic party candidate for President in 1900. He opposed U.S. expansion into the Philippines and often criticized U.S. imperialism in his speeches during and after the 1900 campaign.