posted by Erica .
What were the key arguments for and against U.S. imperialism during the Spanish American War??
The argument for imperialism was that the U.S. had a duty to protect our hemisphere from foreign domination. Somehow, that philosophy was extended to the Philippines -- under Spanish rule
The argument against imperialism was that the U.S. should remain neutral in international disputes and that we had enough territory in the continental U.S.
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