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Alfred Thayer Mahan
US naval officer who wrote The Influence of the Sea Power upon History (1890) to convince America that they needed to have a large-standing military force if they were going to become a world power; his writings influenced the US foreign policy an dthe US Navy modernized and defeated its Spanish counterpart at the end of the decade
Albert J. Beveridge
Republican politician and historian; appeal of imperialism; pro-empire
anti-imperialist philosopher who wrote "The Philippines Tangle"
cartoonist for the Minneapolis Tribune
wrote "To the Person Sitting in Darkness"; satirist; member of the Anti-Imperialist League
Empire and Anti-Empire Writers
- Alfred Thayer Mahan
- Albert J. Beveridge
- William James
- R.C. Bowman
- Mark Twain
Robert M. La Follette
Senator who criticized President Wilson's War Speech with his "Anti-War Speech"
Wartime Propaganda Poster
used to create support for the war, encourage purchase of government bonds, increase enlistment in the armed forces, and ensure compliance with various wartime programs
head of the Committee on Public Information; used to fight war propaganda
W.E.B. Du Bois
wrote "Returning Soldiers" - about the postwar disillusionment of African Americans who had hoped that the war would make America, as well as the world, "safe for democracy"
War/American State writers
- Robert M. La Follette
- George Creel
- W.E.B. Du Bois
wrote "The Struggle for Social Justice" when he got back from his safari, saw what Taft had done in the White House, and formed his own Progressive Party
Democratic Presidential winner who wrote "The New Freedom" - new freedcom from monopoly and its evils
Louis D. Brandeis
Lawyer and reformer who seved as a Wilson campaign advisor; defender of competition
Hetch Hetchy Debate, Sweeping Back the Flood cartoon
cartoon depicting the conflicts of the Hetchy Hetchy debate
- Louis D. Brandeis
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Woodrwo Wilson
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