The phrase ‘Ten Thousand Miles from Tip to Tip’ was famously used in an American political cartoon published in 1898. What does the phrase refer to?

Answer: It referred to the extension of U.S. Imperialism, symbolised in the cartoon by a bald eagle, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines. These two territories had been conquered as part of the Spanish-American War of the same year, and vastly increased the territory under American auspices.

Source: Conquests & Consequences – The American West from Frontier to Region by Carol Higham and William Katerburg

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