What Will He Do?

Title

What Will He Do?

Subject

McKinley and the Philippines

Description

"...from the Minneapolis Tribune, depicts President McKinley holding onto a savage-looking child, the Philippines. He is contemplating whether to “keep” the archipelago, “return” it to Spain, or setting it on his own path. The editors at the Minneapolis Tribune clearly believe that President McKinley should keep the islands. After all, handing them back to Spain is akin to throwing the child off of a cliff. Moreover, it is just a savage child after all, hardly ready for independence. As the world looks on, history is made. McKinley holds on to the Philippines."

-quoted from http://zgeography.wordpress.com/tag/geopolitics/

Source

http://zgeography.wordpress.com/tag/geopolitics/

Date

1898

Rights

Common Use

Format

423 x 519 pixels, jpeg

Type

Still Image/Political Cartoon

Identifier

Spanish-American War/McKinley/Philippines

Coverage

United States/Spain/Phillipines

Files

McKinleyPhilippinesCartoon.jpg
Date Added
May 5, 2014
Collection
American Imperialism
Citation
“What Will He Do?,” The Struggle for Puerto Rican Autonomy, accessed August 20, 2017, http://aguil079.omeka.net/items/show/24.