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influence in foreign lands. In conclusion, no imperialist power considered its imperialist designs and ambitions to be immoral. They sought to justify their conquest of foreign lands in a host of ways. Some even claimed that they were going to other areas of the world to spread civilization, others mentioned serving the cause of Christianity. It was even reported that when the US president McKinley was asked by congress why he sent American troops to as far away land as the Philippines, he replied by saying that we are there to christianize our little brown brothers. President McKinley followed the path of earlier imperialist in not admitting imperialism was nothing but vainly sugar-coated greed.