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Negotiations and the Spooner Act

1898 political cartoon: "Ten Thousand Miles From Tip to Tip" meaning the extension of U.S. domination (symbolized by a bald eagle) from Puerto Rico to the Philippines. The cartoon contrasts this with a map of the smaller United States 100 years earlier in 1798. Image thanks to Wikipedia.com

1898 political cartoon: “Ten Thousand Miles From Tip to Tip” meaning the extension of U.S. domination (symbolized by a bald eagle) from Puerto Rico to the Philippines. The cartoon contrasts this with a map of the smaller United States 100 years earlier in 1798. Image thanks to Wikipedia.com

The political climate in the country of Panama after the disgraceful sacrifice of General Victoriano Lorenzo on May 15, 1903 had left in place an ineffectual pedantic elite in government. The sureness of peace had led the Colombian army to almost abandon the small Departamento, or annexed province of Panama. Continue reading