• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1899-09-14
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled, Uncle Sam - "Too Late My Boys. I've Already Expanded", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on September 14, 1899, depicts Uncle Sam resting after a large 3 course meal made up of the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all quickly annexed by the U.S., as members of the anti-imperialism movement led by William Jennings Bryan and Senator George Hoar show disdain after they ar... more
    This illustration entitled, Uncle Sam - "Too Late My Boys. I've Already Expanded", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on September 14, 1899, depicts Uncle Sam resting after a large 3 course meal made up of the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, all quickly annexed by the U.S., as members of the anti-imperialism movement led by William Jennings Bryan and Senator George Hoar show disdain after they arrive too late. At the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 Spain lost control over many of its territories. The United States quickly claimed Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands. In that same year the United States also acquired Hawaii as a territory. As the McKinley Administration moved for continued expansion, many members of the house and senate worried that expansionism meant imperialism and should be avoided. In this cartoon an unusually rotund Uncle Sam relaxes after enjoying his three course meal from the "Expansion Menu," claiming that the outspoken anti-imperialists, Representative William Jennings Bryon and Senator George Hoar, arrived a little too late to the debate. less
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