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    Explain how the Philippine annexation question divided Americans in 1898. What was the ultimate outcome?

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    Essentially, the public debate surrounded US expansionism abroad (imperialism). The U.S. had acquired some territories, including the Philippines, from Spain through victory in the Spanish-American War (1898).

    The 19th and early 20th centuries saw widespread European colonization of Africa, Asia, etc., and the U.S. was a growing world power, and although not a major player by European standards, did participate in empire-building abroad.

    Traditionally, the U.S. had been hostile to colonization and imperialism due to its own history as a former British colony, but as the 19th and 20th century progressed, the U.S. became more ...

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    The solution explains how the Philippine annexation question divided Americans in 1898. Resources related to U.S. expansionism abroad (imperialism), including the Philippines, are provided.