Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party; A Biography And A History Volume 2 by William Dana Orcutt

Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party; A Biography And A History Volume 2

byWilliam Dana Orcutt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...THE second period of Burrows' career in the Senate found the country facing new conditions and unwonted responsibilities. The war with Spain had placed Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Philippines at our disposal. Hawaii had been annexed, and America for the first time in her history held colonial possessions. This new era caused questions of foreign policy completely to overshadow the earlier domestic problems which had divided the Parties, and introduced an element of uncertainty as to the effect which the attitude assumed by the Republican Party toward these new questions might have upon the people at large. Burrows voiced the situation in an able article published in the Forum in October, 1899, while discussing the bearing which the State elections might have upon the coming Presidential election of 1900: "So far as old issues are concerned," he wrote, "they can be formulated at any moment with absolute accuracy; but the new problems now in process of solution, growing out of the war with Spain, cannot at present be even stated, with any degree of accuracy and intelligence, as they will probably present themselves a year hence for the public judgment. A year of history is to be written, a Congress is to be held with all its infinite possibilities for good or mischief, the fate of our armies in the Philippines, the experiment of an independent nationality for Cuba, and the inauguration of a territorial government for Hawaii and Porto Rico--all these questions, of great and far-reaching import, must necessarily present an entirely different aspect from that which they present today. It is to be hoped that by the tune we enter upon the great Presidential struggle of 1900, with all its momentous issues, the inhabitants of Cuba will have demonstrated...

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Title:Burrows Of Michigan And The Republican Party; A Biography And A History Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217691439

ISBN - 13:9780217691437

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