Some Democratic leaders opposed to Bryan had hoped to nominate Admiral George Dewey for president, but Bryan faced no significant opposition by the time of the convention, and he won his party's nomination unanimously.
Who will say that the former has a right to liberty and that the latter has no rights which we are bound to respect?
Farmers and laboring men have, as a rule, small incomes and under systems which place the tax upon consumption pay much more than their fair share of the expenses of government. And even the friendliest of biographers admit that, for more than two centuries, the House of Rothschild profited handsomely from wars and economic collapses, the very occasions on which others sustained the greatest losses.
The fact that the American flag floats over Manila does not compel us to exercise perpetual sovereignty over the islands; that flag waves over Havana today, but the president has promised to haul it down when the flag of the Cuban republic is ready to rise in its place. He would be forced, like his neighbors, to come, hat in hand, for loans and, like them, to accept the banker's terms We won a naval victory at Santiago, but that did not compel us to hold Cuba.
In the army contained about 25, They made large investments, through agents, in markets as distant as the United States, India, Cuba, and Australia.
Thus the very people who receive least benefit from imperialism will be injured most by the military burdens which accompany it. Because the patriots of fought for liberty others have fought for it.
This is a cowardly evasion of responsibility. But I will not rest the case upon the relative advancement of the Filipinos.
The pre-Teddy republican Party and post-Teddy party are very different things. The Cabinet discussed the proposals and approved them. When the President finally laid before the Senate a treaty which recognized the independence of Cuba, but provided for the cession of the Philippine Islands to the United States, the menace of imperialism became so apparent that many preferred to reject the treaty and risk the ills that might follow rather than take the chance of correcting the errors of the treaty by the independent action of this country.
Washington said that the destiny of the republican form of government was deeply, if not finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the American people. Roosevelt prosecuted anti-trust cases and implemented other progressive policies, but Bryan argued that Roosevelt did not fully embrace progressive causes.
Loans were placed at his disposal, though Napoleon had left a France which enjoyed a credit balance. While Napoleon struggled his might away in the Russian Winter, there passed through France itself a gold vein to the army staving in the Empire's back door. Although this was an attractive proposal to the bankers, at least on a short-term basis, it was still against their nature to forego the immense profits of war and mercantilism.
After a century and a half of English domination in India, less than one-twentieth of one per cent of the people of India are of English birth, and it requires an army of seventy thousand British soldiers to take care of the tax collectors.
If the Filipino is not to be a citizen, shall we make him a subject?
Let them censure Jefferson; of all the statesmen of history none have used words so offensive to those who would hold their fellows in political bondage.
I am not willing that this nation shall cast aside the omnipotent weapon of truth to seize again the weapons of physical warfare.
Because our constitution was adopted other constitutions have been adopted. Because our Declaration of Independence was promulgated, others have been promulgated.
A subject is possible only in a government resting upon force; he is unknown in a government derived without consent and taxation without representation. I can conceive of a national destiny surpassing the glories of the present and the past - a destiny which meets the responsibilities of today and measures up to the possibilities of the future.
In the space of a few hundred hours Mayer's youngest had not only gotten the English gold rolling through France, but conjured a fiscal mirage that took in Napoleon himself.
Spain had asserted title to the Philippine Islands for three centuries and yet when our fleet entered Manila bay there were less than ten thousand Spaniards residing in the Philippines.
Jump to navigation Jump to search William Jennings Bryana prominent American politician in the s, made a speech during his political career that warned against the harms and hubris of American imperialism. On this occasion he had no option but to raise a loan for the defense of France.
Bryan served as the editor and publisher of the newspaper, but Charles Bryan, Mary Bryan, and Richard Metcalfe also performed editorial duties when Bryan was traveling. He arrested Ouvrard, dismissed and exiled Fouche, and published the whole story, to the grave distress of Wellesley and Baring.
The storm of protest which greeted the Puerto Rican bill was an indication of what may be expected when the American people are brought face to face with legislation upon this subject.
With an efficient smuggling apparatus already functioning throughout Europe, he was able to offer Wellington much better terms while still making a magnificent profit. South of the capital, Kalmann [another of Mayer's sons] materialized, took over the bills, blurred into a thousand shadowed canyons along the Pyrenees - and reappeared, with Wellington's receipts in hand.
Washington said that the destiny of the republican form of government was deeply, if not finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the American people.
In his classic work of political realism. Frederic Morton describes the scene: Why does not the English Cabinet make a proposal to France to destroy the United States of America, and by making them again dependent on England, persuade Napoleon to lend his aid to destroy the life-work of Louis XVI?
Or, if the statute of limitations has run against the sins of Henry and Jefferson and Washington, let them censure Lincoln, whose Gettysburg speech will be quoted in defense of popular government when the present advocates of force and conquest are forgotten.WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN: The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism.
Source: Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention Held in Kansas City, Mo., July 4, 5 and 6,Chicago,pp. whose Gettysburg speech will be quoted in defense of popular government when the present advocates of force and conquest are forgotten.
At the Democratic Convention in Kansas City on August 8,William Jennings Bryan devotes his acceptance speech to his viewpoint on imperialism. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more.
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William Jennings Bryan, a prominent American politician in the s, made a speech during his political career that warned against the harms and hubris of American imperialism.
This speech was made in the context of the Spanish–American War in Cuba and in the Philippines and the aftermath. William Jennings Bryan Speaks Out Against Imperialism. Initially supportive of U.S. expansion in the Philippines, Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan soon made anti-imperialism a standard plank in his stump speeches during the campaign.Download