History of the United States
Imperialism

How was imperialism inconsistent with basic American principles according to anti-imperialist arguments?

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11/18/2014

The Moral and Political argument was that expansion was rejection of the nation's founding principle of "Liberty for all." Some thought imperialism was another type of racism. Also there was to many costs for the military, which caused more taxes on the United States. Plus Americans would have to compete for the jobs because people that were annexed to the U.S. would come and look for jobs.