American Imperialism: Philippines
Should the United States Annex Territories in order to establish a global Empire?
Should the United States honor American Roots by granting self-rule to the native peoples of those lands?
Using your knowledge of the debate over American Imperialism and the falling documents to answer the essential question and the question that follow.
1. Which of the documents is a primary source that supports the maintenance of American control over the Philippines to ensure a stable government there? Explain
2. According to document A, how did the cartoonist choose to portray the Filipino population? Explain fully
3. Mark Twain most closely agrees with which of the other Documents (There can be more than one- therefore explain fully.)
4. Writing task: How did the principles of the American Revolution influence the debate over American Imperialism in the Philippines?