Exploring one of America's most controversial foreign policy decisions "” the annexation of the Philippines "” this program re-creates the agony of self-searching that preceded America's turn toward expansion. "Everyone who was anyone from 1899 to 1901 is here, from [President] McKinley to Samuel Clemens. Newsreel shots of the Spanish-American War add credibility. Recommended without reservation."”Previews. An LCA release.