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U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge speaks on the Philippine Question, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1900

December 13, 1901

Senator Beveridge's speech on the Philippines reflects an era of American imperialism in the Pacific.

The White Man's Burden 1899

December 13, 1901

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899. It was a response to the U.S. taking over the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Although Kipling's poem mixed exhortation to empire with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase "white man's burden" as a characterization for imperialism that justified the policy as a noble enterprise.

Boxer Protocol, 1901

December 13, 1901

Peace Agreement between the Great Powers and China

Treaty of Tianjin (Tien-tsin), 1858

December 13, 1901

Treaty between the United States of America and the Empire of China.

John Hay to Andrew White, "First 'Open Door' Note, Sept. 6, 1899

December 13, 1901

Secretary John Hay wrote versions of this note to each of the major powers (Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Japan).

John Hay, "Letter of Instruction," March 20, 1900

December 13, 1901

The U.S. Secretary of State John Hay sent this letter to U.S. ambassadors.

John Hay, "Update: U.S. Ambassadors," July 3, 1900

December 13, 1901

U.S. Secretary of State John Hay directed U.S. representatives abroad to convey American policy on China to their host governments.

Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882

December 13, 1901

This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.

PRC White Papers

A listing of PRC-issued white papers on various topics.

Congressional Research Service Reports

A listing of reports released by the Congressional Research Service.

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