Elaborate racist theories were invented
to justify colonialism and these theories were adopted enthusiastically
in Washington. 
"We are the ruling race of the world .... We will not renounce our part
in the mission of our race, trustee, under God of the civilization of
the world ... He has marked us as his chosen people ... He has made us
adept in government that we may administer government among savage and
senile peoples." (Senator Albert Beveridge, again)
But the Filipinos didn't share the views of Senator Beveridge and his
They fought the new invaders just as they had fought the Spanish. The
U.S. subjugated the Phillippines with brute force. U.S. soldiers were
ordered to "Burn all and kill all, and they did. By the time the
Filipinos were defeated, 600,000 had died. 
U.S. soldiers stand on the bones of Filipinos who died in the war.
The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam were made into U.S. colonies in
1898. Cuba was formally given its independence, but along with it the
Cubans were given the Platt Amendment, which stipulated that the U.S.
Navy would operate a base in Cuba forever, that the U.S. Marines would
intervene at will, and that Washington would determine Cuba's foreign
and financial policies. 
[Uncle Sam says to a Cuban:] Now, don't say I never gave you anything.
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