The Oppertunity of The United States

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The Opportunity of the United States Andrew Carnegie strongly opposed the United States expansion into the Philippines. He was the Vice President and generous financial supporter of the Anti-Imperialist League from its formation in 1898 until his death. He expressed his opinions on the issue of Filipino independence in his address “The Opportunity of the United States”. In this speech he gives many reasons why the war in the Philippines should be stopped, and his thoughts …

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…of what Carnegie says. I feel like his ideas are realistic and everything that he said makes sense. I feel like America shouldn’t enter war, or use force to get control of a country unless there is something to gain. After reading this address and the example given with Britain and India, it does not seem like there was much to gain, or at least not enough for people to lose their lives over.