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" I am for it, because I hope to see the day when the American flag will float over every square foot of the British North American possessions clear to the north pole! "
Great Debates in American History: Revenue: the tariff and taxation - Page 416
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America Recommitted: A Superpower Assesses Its Role in a Turbulent World

Donald Edwin Nuechterlein - Political Science
...stirred up a political tumult in Canada with this imprudent comment on the agreement: "I am for it, because I hope to see the day when the American flag...North American possessions clear to the north pole. ... I do not have any doubt whatever that the day is not far distant when Great Britain will see all...
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Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies

John Herd Thompson, Stephen J. Randall - Political Science - 2002 - 406 pages
...annexationist speeches, the most quoted of which was by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. "I hope to see the day when the American flag will...North American possessions clear to the North Pole," said Missouri Democrat James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark. "I do not have any doubt whatever that the day...
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A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization

Michael Hart - History - 2002 - 556 pages
...pronouncements in Washington. During congressional hearings, Speaker-designate Champ Clark proclaimed his "hope to see the day when the American flag will float...British North American possessions, clear to the north pole."9" President Taft further stirred fears when he declared that Canada stood at a parting of the...
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Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change

David A. Welch - Political Science - 2005 - 275 pages
...the strongest possible terms: "I am for it," he declared on the floor of the House on February 14, "because I hope to see the day when the American flag...float over every square foot of the British North America possessions clear to the north pole! They are people of our blood. They speak our language....
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The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

Yann Martel - Fiction - 2005 - 209 pages
...Certain statements by influential Americans— "I hope to see the day when the American flag willjloat over every square foot of the British North American possessions, clear to the North Pole," says Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of Representatives— seem to justify those fears. Laurier and...
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Canadian Foreign Policy After the Westminster Statute of 1931 -The Shift ...

Hendrik M. Buurman - 2007 - 76 pages
...certain voices like that of the Speaker of the US-House of Representatives who expressed his hope for the day when "the American flag will float over every...North American possessions, clear to the North Pole". From the beginning of the First World War until the United States entered it, this period of American...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1911
...for. We are not spending that vast sum because we are altruists, but as a business matter. I am for it because I hope to see the day when the American flag...speak our language. Their institutions are much like GUI'S. They are trained in the difficult art of self-government. My Judgment is that if the treaty...
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