|"Before and After"|
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The poem expressed how the United States will take it upon them to cleanse the world of uncivilized life. The United States would assume the burden of teaching the other under civilized nations “the right way”.
According to "Give Me Liberty!" "American proponents of empire agreed that the domination of non-white peoples by whites formed part of the progress of civilization." (Foner, p714).
|Uncle Sam as the proverbial|
father of needy and uncontrollable children:
Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
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